MUMBAI – The Mumbai Police have initiated an investigation into a bomb threat at the city’s Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) after receiving an extortionist’s “final warning” via email. The anonymous threat, issued from firstname.lastname@example.org, warned of an attack on Terminal 2 within 48 hours unless a ransom demand for $1 million in was met. This email was marked with the subject “Blast” and indicated that another alert would follow after one day.
The email led to immediate action by authorities today. Mumbai Police registered a case under specific sections of the Indian Penal Code for extortion and causing public alarm. They have traced the email’s IP address but have yet to pinpoint the sender’s location.
This incident is not isolated. It follows a string of recent threats to the city’s security, including an arrest on August 13 for a hoax bomb call and another false threat in Kamathipura on September 5. The police are taking all necessary precautions and investigations are ongoing to ensure the safety of passengers and airport staff.
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