Security stepped up at Kolkata Airport after threat call, Police suspect hoax

Security has been increased at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata after a threat call was made to the Kolkata Police Headquarters in the city.
Thorough security checks are being carried out at the airport, both at the cargo and the passenger terminal. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of airport security suspects the call is a hoax.
According to sources, the call which was made at 01:30 at night, and the anonymous caller warned someone was planning to attack the airport. Sources the caller warned of a human bomb.
Special checks are being carried out at the airport. The police are trying to trace from where the call was made and the identity of the caller.
All cars entering the airport premises being checked before being allowed in to approach the terminal where passengers get off and head towards the check-in counters inside the terminal. Sniffer dogs have also been deployed.
In March this year, the airport manager had received an email which said that the airport would be blown up within 24 hours. It was claimed to have been sent from Germany, officials had then said.
Following the Dhaka Bakery attack in July this year where an Indian citizen was also killed, Kolkata Airport had stepped up vigil. The CISF, was not available for comment immediately on the latest threat to airport, which is a hub for connectivity to the north-eastern parts of India.

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