Tight security at IGI airport after E mail threat

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, Dec 17: Security in and around the Indira Gandhi International Airport was today beefed up after following an E mail received at an Air India call centre threatening to blow up the airport on January 12.

Sources in the Air India said the AI call centre located at Udyog Vihar in Gurgaon recieved an E mail on Dec 16 threatening that the International airport would be blown up on January 12. After the receipt of the E mail, the assistant security manager of the IGI, Harsh Kumar, informed the Udyog Vihar police station which filed an FIR based on the complaint.

Though sources in the Air India said it was a non specific threat, the police have tightened security in and around the International airport as a precautionary measure.

The Gurgaon police have instituted a team from the Cyber Crime Department to investigate the origin of the threatening E Mail.

The latest E mail threat follows another E mail received by several TV channels a few weeks ago threatening to carry out blasts in several areas of Delhi in the coming weeks.

UNI

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