Security at Mumbai Airport was increased after receiving a threat call on Monday night.
A CISF official said, “Around 11.30 pm, a unknown person called a landline number of the airport and spoke to an airport staffer. He said he was near Andheri railway station when he heard five people talking about attack at Mumbai airport and hotel Taj with explosive laden 16 hired vehicles.” The call was mentioned as “specific” in nature and security outside airport terminals has been beefed up by the police and the CISF.
In the earlier hours of the day, airport sources said that the caller had in fact claimed himself as Vishesh Kumar and had specified the time of the attack.
The caller said, “Five vehicles will be blown up between 9 am and 10 am on Tuesday near domestic terminal, international terminal and the Taj Hotel. The impact might be bigger than the 26/11 terror strike.”
Later it was found Airport that the call was hoax and the police are in the process of tracing the caller.