Security intensified at Delhi airport following threat

Security intensified at Delhi airport following threat

New Delhi: Security has been further strengthened at the Delhi airport in the wake of intelligence inputs that terrorists of Pakistan or Afghanistan origin may strike it by this weekend ahead of the anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid.

Authorities have deployed additional CISF and police personnel inside and outside the airport, sources said.

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/Content/Videos/2008-12-05/0412_Airport Threat Security_Pkg_MINT_TV.flv04f6be1e-c222-11dd-ab22-000b5dabf613.flvAn anonymous email threatening to blow up the international airport had prompted authorities last week to step up security by deploying additional forces.

Airports in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai were put on high security alert on Wednesday night in the wake of the intelligence inputs, they said.

The Civil Aviation Bureau is understood to have sent out the alert to the three airports following intelligence reports that several suspected terrorists have infiltrated into the country to carry out strikes.

Passengers were advised to reach the airport early so that intensive security check could be carried out.

Delhi airport has been on high alert since terrorists struck Mumbai on 26 November, killing over 180 people, and security was strengthened by intensifying checking and patrolling.

Sources said the CISF deployment inside the airport has been increased after the Mumbai terror attacks while Delhi Police had been roped in to provide more security to the facility.

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