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Bomb threat emails sent to 41 airports across country, all found to be hoax

An online group called "KNR" is suspected to be behind these hoax threat emails. The group reportedly issued similar emails to several schools in the Delhi-NCR on May 1.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Patna Updated on: June 18, 2024 21:11 IST
Bomb threat emails to Patna, Jaipur, Vadodara airports
Image Source : INDIA TV Several airports in India received bomb threat emails on Tuesday.

Forty-one airports in the country received bomb threat emails on Tuesday and each of them was declared a hoax following anti-sabotage checks by security agencies that lasted for hours, news agency PTI reported quoting official sources. The emails were reportedly received at the airports around 12.40 pm from the email id  exhumedyou888@gmail.com. The airports scrambled contingency measures, carried out anti-sabotage checks and swept the terminals following the respective Bomb Threat Assessment Committee recommendations.

The emails received by the airports carried almost the identical message: "Hello, there are explosives hidden in the Airport. The bombs will soon explode. You will all die."

All the airports reported the threat to be a hoax and passenger movements were kept unhindered to the best of their capacities. 

Patna Airport receives bomb threat 

A bomb threat email was received by the Patna Airport in Bihar, causing a temporary scare. Following the incident, security was heightened at Patna's Jayprakash Narayan International Airport, as per Patna Airport Director.  According to the information, Today, at approximately 1:10 PM, the Director of Patna Airport received a threatening email, prompting an immediate response from airport authorities. In light of this serious security threat, security measures at Patna Airport have been significantly enhanced. "A Bomb threat through email was received at JPNI Airport Patna besides 41 other airports. Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) Meeting is convened at the airport. BTAC has found threat to be non-specific. Further follow-up actions are in process," Patna Airport director said in a statement.

Jaipur airport receives bomb threat

Meanwhile, Jaipur airport also received a bomb threat on Tuesday following which security agencies jointly conducted a thorough investigation. Police and CISF searched the premises after the airport management received a bomb threat via email. "The airport was thoroughly checked but nothing suspicious has been found so far," the police said. 
The airport authorities received similar threats in April.

Bomb threat email to Vadodara Airport

In a similar incident, security heightened at Vadodara Airport after a bomb threat email was received by the airport authorities. RD Chauhan, Inspector, Harni PS, Vadodara says "Confidential information was received after which teams of Police have been formed to take care of the security arrangements at the Airport. Bomb Disposal Squad and Dog Squads, Ambulance, Fire tenders have also reached the airport..."

Hoax bomb threat delays Dubai-bound flight

Earlier today, the departure of a Dubai-bound flight with 286 passengers from Chennai International Airport was delayed following a hoax bomb threat, police said. After an email warning about a bomb on the aircraft was received here, security agencies conducted a thorough check of the international flight that was scheduled for departure around 10.30 am on Tuesday, they said. The inspection revealed that the threat was a hoax and the flight was cleared to proceed to its destination, they added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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