Terror alert at Patna airport

IM’s aim is to put pressure on the government to release the group’s kingpin Yasin Bhatkal.

Written by Express News Service | Patna | Published: January 5, 2014 2:58 am

The CISF has intensified security at Patna airport after the Intelligence Bureau alerted Bihar Police about the threat of a plane hijacking by the Indian Mujahideen. The IM’s aim is to put pressure on the government to release the group’s kingpin Yasin Bhatkal,who was arrested from East Champaran over two months ago by the state police and the NIA.

“Even though routine scanning of passengers is on as usual,more police force is now present at strategic points and around the rear fencing of the airport to ensure that no one can sneak in,” said a senior police officer.

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