Following a tip-off, security at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata has been tightened.
The Kolkata Police was alerted of an imminent threat after which airport security personnel have now undertaken stringent security measures. However, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) believes the alert to be a fraud.
According to reports, the Kolkata Police Headquarters received a call in at 1:30 AM, warning the authorities about a human bomb. The police is now trying to trace the call which might lead to the identification of the caller.
Cars approching the airport are being thoroughly checked before boarding, deboarding of passengers. Sniffer dogs have also been deployed at the airport.
Earlier this year, the manager of the airport had received an alert through an email, informing him that the airport was to be blown up withtin the next 24 hours.