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Fake, investigators say on hijack threat

By Vicky
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A Republic Day protocol was triggered off at three major airports following a hijack threat on Sunday. However investigations that have been conducted suggest that the hijack call was a hoax. Security had been stepped up at the Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports following the email.

Security personnel stand guard at the Chennai International Airport on Sunday after airports in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai were put on maximum alert following threats of a hijack attempt.

A lady from Hyderabad had sent out an email stating that she had overheard six persons planning a hijack. She wrote in the email that what she heard could have been true or false. However she chose to inform the authorities as she felt it was her duty to do so as a citizen.

Officials part of the investigation say that the call was a hoax. The police are now trying to ascertain the email trail. The woman in question is yet to be identified. Once the lady is traced, further investigations would follow, officials say.

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