Birsa Muna Airport in Ranchi received a second bomb threat on Friday via text message.
Birsa Munda Airport Director KL Agarwal
For the unversed, the airport had received a bomb threat on Thursday through a call for an unidentified person. While the Thursday threat was announced as a hoax by Birsa Munda Airport Director KL Agarwal as quoted by Times Now, the Friday threat is under investigation.
The complaint has been given to the police. Police have taken up the investigation. Yesterday also an unknown caller gave a similar threat. About yesterday’s call, the cyber cell of Ranchi police is investigating the matter and tracing the caller,” said an airport official as quoted by the media.
In Friday’s threat, which was sent through a text message, the sender demanded Rs twenty lakh or else there will be a blast, said a news agency citing officials.
Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Airport
It is worth mentioning that Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Airport (BMA) was recently adjudged as the best in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) survey along with Udaipur airport by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
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Similarly, in May this year, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) received a bomb threat call, which later turned out to be a hoax.
Airport authorities, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, and the Dog squad as well as Bomb disposal squads swung into action creating panic among the travelers.
According to police, the airport police control room received a call at about 3.45 AM resulting in a vigorous drill for the security personnel deployed there. After about 3 and a half hours of search, the officials concluded that it was a hoax call.
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