After receiving an anonymous threat mail that warned two flights from Mumbai and Ahmadabad, all major airports across the country have been put on alert of an attack on Friday.
According to reports, an anonymous threat letter was received which warned two flights one each originating from Mumbai and Ahmedabad airports could be targeted.
Though the authorities reportedly believe the letter is a hoax, they are not taking any chances and security has been taken.
As per reports, Kochi airport is all set with a bomb disposal squad and an anti-hacking unit from Friday morning. Similar emergency mechanisms have also been reportedly activated at other airports.
According to reports, the letter was received by the director of the Airports Authority of India. It warned that the Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and early Saturday morning flight from Mumbai to Kochi will be targeted.
However, as per reports based on intelligence inputs, suicide bombers could board two Air India flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad airports on Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, a letter has been reportedly issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to airports in connection with the threat letter.
According to reports, the letter says, "An input received says: Air India flight on the midnight of October 24 (early morning of October 25) from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and early morning flight from Mumbai to Kochi on 25th morning at 0500 hrs. Suicide bomber in each flight separately. Please check thoroughly. Secondary security checks may be carried out at Ahmedabad and Mumbai airports for all flights around the concerned dates."