Hoax call has airport security in a tizzy

Security personnel manning the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday went into panic mode following a hoax call about a possible attack on the airport.

The caller had not been identified till late on Tuesday night and the location of the call had not been traced either.

The call was received around 4.15 p.m. on a landline phone installed at the counter of a private airlines at Terminal 3.

A senior police officer said since the caller had not said anything about the nature of the attack, the Central Industrial Security Force and Delhi Police ran a massive campaign as a precautionary measure. They also employed the services the bomb squad, dog squad and Quick Reaction Teams.

“We did not find anything during the search, which lasted over an hour,” said the officer. No prior intelligence received about such an attack was provided, said a CISF officer. — Staff Reporter

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