Red alert in Chennai Airport, after receiving a threat call of bomb in the baggage

At the Chennai Airport, A red alert was uttered of following a bomb threat on Friday.

Security was increased following the information was sent from New Delhi regarding a caller who informed of an eruption in the airport. Security personnel led the anti-sabotage check and enhanced equipped guards at vantage locations, police sources stated.

Information through a phone call was received at the New Delhi airport police Control room that a woman passenger boarding a flight in Chennai connected to Saudi Arabia was taking an explosive material. An emergency conference was assembled shortly following midnight at the Chennai Airport including officials of the Airports Authority of India, Central Industrial Security Force, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, intelligence agencies and others.

Heightened security systems are now in place at all airports in the State leading of the Independence day and the cancellation of special status to the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Frisking was enhanced soon after midnight on Friday and entry inside the airport was rigorously restricted to passengers and entitled personnel. Police led random checks on vehicles in the parking lot, the sources stated and added that there was a delay at the security check gates in removing passengers and their hand luggage due to the improved security measures.

A police officer stated that the mobile phone number from which the warning call was made related to a person in Salem district in Tamil Nadu. Watching on the boundary was also passed up to keep a check on unusual persons or articles in the region.

“The security measures that are being reviewed at regular intervals in close coordination among relevant departments will continue till further instructions,” the officer stated.

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