Airports on High Alert After Fidayeen Attack Warning

An anonymous call warned of Fidayeen attack targeting Air India flights on Ahmadabad-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kochi sector on Saturday morning.

Published: 24th October 2014 02:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2014 04:15 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) officials in Delhi held a high level meeting Friday after an anonymous call warned of Fidayeen attack targeting Air India flight on Ahmadabad- Mumbai sector on Friday night and Mumbai-Kochi sector on Saturday morning.

A senior BCAS officer confirmed the high alert on these airports, but denied that input shared with airports had specific details. He said the alert was issued to all the airports following an anonymous call which claimed of bombing flights in the two sectors.

“It is not specific but we have issued high alert on all the sectors and each flights are being thoroughly screened, especially Ahmadabad, Mumbai and Kochi. We have already activated anti-hijacking unit at the airports and planes along with stringent checks being carried out by CISF commandos," officer said adding that two layers security checks and baggage screening is being carried out at Kochi, Ahmadabad and Mumbai airports.

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