Airport security agencies have received information about a plan to hijack airplane departing from Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airport simultaneously on Sunday 16th April 2017.
The information also includes that the hijacks will be carried out by a team of 23 people which led to the security agencies to put all the three airports on hijack alert.
An Airport Security Coordination Committee meeting was held on Sunday in reponse to the threat. It would be very cautious for all the passengers who plan to board flights from these three airports.
“An email was sent by a woman who overheard 6 boys discussing a plan to simultaneously carry out hijacks from Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports,” said a source.
“A total of 23 people will be involved in the 3 hijacks which has been planned for Sunday,” the source added.
O P Singh, Director General CISF confirmed that the security agencies in these three airports have been put on high alert.
“A number of security measures have been put in place. We have increased and strengthened the patrolling, access control. The number of security personnel deployed has been increased,” Singh said.