Received threat to blow up Mumbai airport, asked for one million dollars in Bitcoin through email

Mumbai International Airport: A bomb threat has been received to blow up Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. This threat was given through email on Thursday (23 November) in which a demand was made to give one million dollars in Bitcoin within 48 hours.

On the matter, Mumbai Police said, “Sahar Police has registered a case against an unknown person for sending a threatening mail using the email ID- [email protected].” According to the police, this email was sent to the feedback inbox of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) around 11 am on Thursday.

What was written in the email?

The threatening email read, “Subject – Blast. This is the last warning to your airport. If $1 million in Bitcoin is not transferred to the address, we will blow up Terminal 2 within 48 hours. A And the alert will come after 24 hours.” At present, the police have booked the Indian Penal Code (IPC) under sections 385 (putting any person in fear of hurt in order to commit extortion) and 505 (1) (b) (causing fear in public or causing alarm against public peace). A case has been registered against an unknown person under section ‘Statement given with intent’.

Considering the seriousness of the matter, the security of the airport and its surrounding areas has been increased.

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