AIR­PORT GETS 4 BOMB THREATS IN 24 HOURS; 3 OF THEM FAKE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Soub­hik Mi­tra soub­hik.mi­tra@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: The city’s air port re­ceived four bomb threats in a 24-hour pe­riod from Fri­day to Satur­day. While the first three calls were found to be hoaxes by San­jeev Mishra, a men­tally un­sta­ble per­son, the ve­rac­ity of the fourth, made at 5.30pm on Satur­day by an un­known caller, was yet to be de­ter­mined at the time of go­ing to press.

Of­fi­cials from the air­port po­lice sta­tion de­tained Mishra briefly but let him off af­ter his fam­ily pro­duced a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate from a Kolkata hos­pi­tal declar­ing him men­tally un­sta­ble, an of­fi­cial said.

Mishra’s first call, made at 6pm on Fri­day, warned of a car bomb near do­mes­tic ter­mi­nal 1B. He called the con­trol room again at 3:20am on Satur­day, this time warn­ing of a bomb in a fleet taxi parked at the air­port.

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