Security beefed at IGI airport after email threat to blow it up

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New Delhi/Gurgaon, Dec 17 (UNI) Security in and around the Indira Gandhi International Airport was today beefed up after an email was 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 received an email yesterday 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.

In a statement, an airport spokesperson, however, said, ''We have not received any specific communication regarding the bomb threat.

However, we along with our Security Agencies are geared up to face any such eventuality.'' Besides, the Gurgaon police have instituted a team from the Cyber Crime Department to investigate the origin of the threatening email.

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


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