A note was found inside a toilet at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport warning an ISIS attack on the cargo area on Republic Day next year.
Soon after the discovery, as a precautionary measure, the security personnel evacuated those working inside the cargo division of the airport.
The message that was scribbled inside the toilet room said that the dreaded terror group ISIS would blow up the area on Republic Day next year.
The security agencies which have taken charge of the premises and are probing the matter. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) has also been summoned to scan for any explosive amongst the tons of cargo parcels lying there.
The security agencies are not ruling out any possibility on the scribbled messages though they are also looking into the messages possibly being the handiwork of pranksters.
The situation is reminiscent of a similar threat message found scribbled on airport toilet wall in January 2015 on two occasions, warning of an ISIS attack on Republic Day.
The sources in the security agencies claim that since the arrival terminals are used by a host of people including fliers, airport staff and airline crew, it was difficult to spot the culprit.
The Mumbai airport has a high level of security following multiple terror alerts. Interestingly, the multiple intelligence input reported that the attack could take place by a smaller air strip.
Juhu airport which is at stone’s throw away from CSIA has smaller strip and therefore could possibly be used to launch an attack on CSIA.