Authorities have put Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai airports on hijack alert after intelligence inputs revealed that terrorists may simultaneously hijack multiple flights from these airports.
Mumbai airport also received a bomb threat. CISF director general OP Singh confirmed that the airports have been put on alert.
A woman had sent an email warning of the attacks after she overheard people discussing it.
Indian airports on hijack alert
Authorities chart security plans
The Airport Security Coordination Committee said that 23 individuals are expected to be involved in the hijacking. Three hijackings are reportedly being anticipated.
They stated that all passengers should arrive earlier than required to the airports, as enhanced security measures could cause delays in checking-in.
City police and anti-terror units are coordinating with the CISF to thwart the attempts.
CISF reassures citizens
CISF Director General OP Singh sought to reassure citizens, saying, "A number of security measures have been put in place. We have increased and strengthened the patrolling, access control. The number of security personnel deployed has been increased."
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