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Hyderabad airport put on red alert after anonymous letter threat

New Delhi: The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility.Sources said the

PTI [ Updated: February 21, 2014 13:39 IST ]
hyderabad airport put on red alert after anonymous letter
hyderabad airport put on red alert after anonymous letter threat

New Delhi: The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility.


Sources said the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO) of the sprawling complex received the letter which threatened that explosives will be used and transported through a flight which may take-off or land at the airport.

The letter was received at the the airport a day after Parliament approved a historic bill to carve out Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh amid vociferous protests by members from Seemandhra region as also from Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena.

The letter does not clarify the handler or source of the explosives but states that the flight may come or go to Delhi, the sources said.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the facility, has tightened security and increased its vigil even as a red-alert has been issued for the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on the outskirts of the Andhra Pradesh capital.

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