Ahmedabad, Feb 3 (PTI) A call made to an airline office in Mumbai early Sunday morning about a bomb in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad Airport turned out to be a hoax, officials said.
An unidentified person had called up the Air India office in Mumbai claiming that a bomb had been placed at the international terminal of Ahmedabad Airport, an official said.
The airline office in Mumbai then passed on the information about the threat call to airport officials here during early hours, said a statement from the Ahmedabad airport.
Upon receiving the information from Air India, the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) comprising officials of Airports Authority of India, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), local police, other security agencies and airlines met at the airport early Sunday morning, said the release.
Following deliberations, the committee came to a conclusion that there was no merit in the threat call and assessed the call as “non specific”, informed the statement.
However, as a precautionary measure, security has been further strengthened and all preemptive measures have been put in place, the statement mentioned.
It further added that no flight was disrupted in the entire process.
“No inconvenience is caused to any passenger. All operations are normal” read the statement.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.