Security tightened at Indian airports
Following intelligence from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) of a possible terror attack at an airport in India, the authorities have strengthened airport security. The Intelligence Bureau gave the names of the suspects as Murtaza Amin and his wife Rukhsana; Hamid-ul Ansari and his wife Surya Begum; two pilots and Yamin Al Meer, a former SIMI member, considered to be the mastermind.
Security has been tightened at the international airport in Ahmedabad and other airports in Gujarat following IB inputs that Pakistanbased Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists could attempt to hijack a plane.
The security alert was sounded at the airports after an IB report which advised higher security measures in view of fears of terrorist attacks at four airports in the country, including Ahmedabad. The airport authorities also received an alert from the Bureau of Civil Aviation.
The IB also gave state police agencies the names of seven suspects, including two pilots and two couples from Ahmedabad, adding that Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ludhiana and Srinagar could be targeted to execute the hijacking plan. The terrorists are believed to have already surveyed the check-in, boarding and security systems. cultivation of ganja in around 10 acres of land was detected and 113 quintals of ganja seized from a CPI (Maoist)-dominated area under P.S. Tarlaguda, district Bijapur, Chhattisgarh.