MHA warns of likely terrorist strikes on four airports, including Bengaluru

MHA warns of likely terrorist strikes on four airports, including Bengaluru

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-03-31 18:29 Bengaluru: April could see possible ISIS strikes on airports in Bengaluru Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned.The ministry has warned the airports to stay on alert on the basis of a tip from a man from New York, who alerted the Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on March 23.The man, who identified himself as Mike Smith called the Airport control room through an VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protoccol) call and warned about possible terror strikes, a highly placed source told bfirst.in.Based on this information, the Joint Control Officer Security officer of the control room alerted the Chatrapati Shivaji Airport's Zone -8 police, sources added.The caller from New York told the control room that a ISIS terrorist named Abdul Razak from Pakistan had told him that he and his team were planning a massive attack at Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru International Airports.Razak reportedly told Mike Smith that ISIS has a plan to have attack on Delhi Airport on April 1, Kolkata Airport on April 11 and Bengaluru Airport on April 15.Sources in Bangalore ATC said a Pakistan national named Abdul Razak has  entered India and police are keeping a strict vigil on him.Initially, considered the warning from the New Yorker as a hoax call, but ordered serious security measures at all International Airports in India. MHA issued red alert notice to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and other airports and also to police concerned, a senior official with the Bengaluru police said.It is yet not clear if the Pakistani national in question is the one of the group of terrorists that Pakistani National Security Advisor Naseer Khan Janjua is understood to have tipped off Indian NSA Ajit Doval about.Janjua is reported to have informed Doval that ten terrorists from Pakistan had entered India and were planning terrori strikes. Indian security agencies are said to have taken measures to neutralise them and are said to have liquidated three of them already.Tip about possible attacks came from a caller from New YorkBengaluru: April could see possible ISIS strikes on airports in Bengaluru Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned.The ministry has warned the airports to stay on alert on the basis of a tip from a man from New York, who alerted the Chatrapathi Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on March 23.The man, who identified himself as Mike Smith called the Airport control room through an VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protoccol) call and warned about possible terror strikes, a highly placed source told bfirst.in.Based on this information, the Joint Control Security officer of the control room alerted the Chatrapati Shivaji Airport's Zone -8 police, sources added.The caller from New York told the control room that a ISIS terrorist named Abdul Razak from Pakistan had told him that he and his team were planning a massive attack at Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru International Airports.Razak reportedly told Mike Smith that ISIS has a plan to have attack on Delhi Airport on April 1, Kolkata Airport on April 11 and Bengaluru Airport on April 15.Sources in Bangalore ATC said a Pakistan national named Abdul Razak has  entered India and police are keeping a strict vigil on him.Initially, considered the warning from the New Yorker as a hoax call, but ordered serious security measures at all International Airports in India. MHA issued red alert notice to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and other airports and also to police concerned, a senior official with the Bengaluru police said.It is yet not clear if the Pakistani national in question is the one of the group of terrorists that Pakistani National Security Advisor Naseer Khan Janjua is understood to have tipped off Indian NSA Ajit Doval about.Janjua is reported to have informed Doval that ten terrorists from Pakistan had entered India and were planning terrori strikes. Indian security agencies are said to have taken measures to neutralise them and are said to have liquidated three of them already.