IGI (Indira Gandhi International) airport is on high alert as terrorist may target Air India flights going to Afghanistan. The CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) have been asked to keep a tab on the activities of each and every person. Delhi police are also put on alert. CISF has been tight since the last two months, security and policemen have been increased and extended. Flights going to Afghanistan are being monitored by the intelligence team.
Even the staff members are being checked. The authorities have put in place the multi level checking and issued an order to follow it judiciously. Sources informed that the ground staff have been asked to check all cabin baggage once the passengers are boarded. Commanders will patrol the areas of airport with LMG-mounted vehicles.
Soon after the threat call received by the city officer of Air India. a special team set up with officials of the STF and detective department was trying to track the number from which the call was made.
In 1999, Indian airlines flight IC 814 was hijacked by terrorists who demanded the release of three terrorists in return for the passengers.
Source: Times Of India