April 16, 2017 | By Parmjeet Singh
Chandigarh: As per reports in the Indian Media, the Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai airports were put on High Alert on Sunday (April 16) following a hijack threat.
“There was an email from an unknown female from Hyderabad to the Mumbai police, saying that a group of 23 people were going to hijack aircraft from different airports — Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Special airport security committee meetings were held at airports and all concerned have been alerted for strengthening preventive measures outlined by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security,” Business Standard quotes a senior civil aviation official.
Officials said a high alert has been issued to the three facilities after Mumbai Police received an e-mail last night from a woman living there.
The e-mail mentions that the woman overheard six boys talking about a possible aircraft hijack attempt at these facilities, they said.