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Thursday, 22 February 2024 3.02 AM IST

'We will blast Terminal 2 within 48 hours': Malayalee arrested for sending threatening message to Mumbai airport

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Malayali arrested for threatening to destroy Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested the accused from Thiruvananthapuram. A 23-year-old native of Thiruvananthapuram has been arrested. The authorities received the threatening message via email yesterday morning.

"Subject: Blast. Text: This is a final warning to your airport. We will blast Terminal 2 within 48 hours unless one million dollars in Bitcoin is transferred to the address. Another alert will be after 24 Hrs.", the message said. The mail was sent from the maid id - quaidacasrol@gmail.com

After receiving the message, the Sahar police registered a case based on the complaint received from the airport. The ATS cyber Cell was also conducting an investigation parallel to this. Then an investigation based on the IP address revealed that the email was sent from Kerala. Immediately, the ATS team reached Kerala and took the accused into custody. By night, the accused will be brought to Mumbai and handed over to Sahar Police. No further details of the suspect have been released.

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