Delhi Airport Receives Threat Calls Against 2 London-bound Air India Flights, Security Tightened
File photo of Delhi's IGI airport.
Security was tightened at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday after it received threats against two London-bound Air India flights scheduled for tomorrow. According to the police, US-based pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) issued a call to boycott Air India flights and urged the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to occupy the airport to "internationalise" the issue.
"We have got inputs that Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has threatened that two Air India flights scheduled for London tomorrow won't be allowed to operate. The security has been tightened," said Rajeev Ranjan, DCP, Indira Gandhi International Airport.
"Even though the airport is a secure place, based on the inputs we received, we have made adequate security arrangements for the safety of passengers," he said.
A meeting was also held with officials of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Air India and Delhi International Airport Limited on Wednesday to discuss the massive security arrangements put in place, a senior police officer said.
Similarly, a meeting was held on Tuesday in this regard by CISF officials. Delhi Police officials also attended the meeting, he said. SFJ, which has been pushing for Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda, was banned by the government for its alleged anti-national activities.
With PTI inputs