Blast threat at Mumbai Airport Terminal 2: The cyber cell of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Friday (November 24) arrested a person from Kerala who allegedly threatened to blow up Terminal 2 of the Mumbai airport. An officer gave this information.
On Thursday, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) received an anonymous email threatening to blow up Terminal 2 if a sum of $1 million in Bitcoin was not paid within 48 hours.
Threat was received to blow up Mumbai airport
Following the ultimatum, Mumbai International Airport Limited lodged a complaint with Sahar Police Station, which swung into action. The ID was from ‘[email protected]’ and the email was received in the feedback inbox around 11 a.m., which read: “Subject: Explosion. This is the final warning for your airport. If one million dollars in Bitcoin is not transferred to the address we will blow up Terminal 2 within 48 hours. “Another alert will come after 24 hours.”
Accused arrested from Kerala
Mumbai Police along with ATS was successful in tracking the sender of the email in Kerala. A team reached there by flight on Friday and after ascertaining his location, caught him and he is being brought to Mumbai. At present the identity of the accused has not been revealed. He will be handed over to Sahar police for investigation.
A complaint was made to the police
Earlier, after receiving a threatening email, an executive of the quality and customer service department of MIAL at Mumbai airport had lodged a complaint against an unknown person at Sahar police station. The police had registered a case under IPC sections 385 (threatening to cause injury to a person for extortion) and 505 (1) (B).
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