Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - 21:33
South Indian airports put on high alert after Lankan reveals terror plot
All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South.
International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram have been put on high alert.
The local police have been asked to increase the random checking of all vehicles and the passengers near the airports and the roads leading to these airports.
The BCAS has warned all southern airports of potential car-bomb attacks. According to intelligence sources, the arrest and interrogation of an ISI agent, who is a Sri Lankan national at the Chennai airport, last week has revealed a plot.
According to these sources, the ISI is planning to attack an airport or a vital installation in the South.
The warning assumed more significance after the May 1 blast at the Chennai Central Railway Station that killed a 24-year-old passenger of the Bangalore-Guwahati Express and left 14 others injured.
The Central Industrial Security Force has already asked all Airport Security Groups at 59 airports to tighten access-control re-enforce quick reaction teams and undertake multiple screening of suspect passengers.