Security beefed up in city airport after receiving threat mail from Germany
Security was been beefed up at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport on Sunday after the airport manager received an email on Saturday night threatening to blow up the airport.
According to the Crime Branch and Cyber Cell of Bidhannagar police, the e-mail came from a person in Germany. The concerned authorities at the NSCBI Airport had talked to the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs urging them to take action against the accused who had delivered the mail from Germany.
Bidhannagar police said that the accused demanded a ransom of 60 BTC failing to which he had threatened to blow up the airport. The senior officials of the airport did not take the incident lightly. The CISF personnel left no stone unturned to ensure safety to the passengers. They conducted combing operations inside the airport from early Sunday morning. Security has also been beefed up outside the airport. All the airport bound vehicles were stopped before the entrance to the airport to conduct a thorough check up. As there was no specific mention of the name of the airport where the explosion would be carried out, the security has been enhanced at all the airports in the country apprehending any attack. The Bureau of Civil Aviation has undertaken a security review at all the important airports across the country following the threat e-mail. It was mentioned in the e-mail that if the amount which was demanded by the accused was not paid the airport would be blown up. The airport authorities informed the matter to the CISF personnel who swung into action immediately and started the combing operation to detect whether there was any suspicious substance inside the airport premises. The senior officials of the cyber crime cell from Bidhannagar Commissionarate reached the spot and started an inquiry. They found that the mail that was delivered to the Airport manager came from Germany demanding a ransom. The investigating officers were looking into the motive behind the e-mail. According to the senior airport official, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been requested to take up the issue with their German counterpart to ascertain the motive behind the incident. Flight services, however, remained unaffected throughout the day, a senior airport official said.