ATS Arrested A Kerala Youngster in Connection With A Threat Emailed To Mumbai Airport Officials

The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has apprehended a man from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, who reportedly threatened to blow up Mumbai International Airport on Thursday, police said on Friday.

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According to authorities, the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) received an email on Thursday that threatened to blow up the Terminal 2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai’s Andheri district. “This is the final warning to your airport,” read the email, which was written in English. We will destroy Terminal 2 within 48 hours unless we receive one million dollars in bitcoin.”

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Following receipt of the email, a senior official from MIAL’s security department notified the Mumbai Police. The threat email was also forwarded to the airport’s terminal operating department and other security departments.

According to official sources, the corporation has established an email address for consumer contacts. Many travelers receive information about their flights and other activities via their email addresses. Customers can access it openly. Many individuals write their concerns to this email address as well. The email address is used by MIAL employees to respond to client inquiries. The email address was used by the sender to threaten the airport.

After receiving the complaint, the Sahar police registered an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 505 (1) (b) (statements made with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public or against public tranquillity) and 385 (putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and began an investigation.

According to the police, numerous agencies in Mumbai have begun investigations, and the Sahar Police Station has also filed an FIR. The Mumbai Crime Branch and the Maharashtra ATS were also investigating the case. 

“The Maharashtra ATS created a special team to investigate the matter, and officials started looking into the email’s origin.” They tracked the email to the state of Kerala and swiftly jumped into action, dispatching a team of authorities to Kerala,” an official said on Friday.

According to the police, after arriving in Kerala on Thursday, the team of officers tracked out the sender of the email and detained him for interrogation. The suspect was eventually transferred to Mumbai and turned over to the Sahar Police for further inquiry, which is still looking into the incident.

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