Se­cu­rity tight­ened at In­dian air­ports

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY -

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.

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