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"An e-mail was sent to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, about a hijack plan from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Following this, the security was beefed up," Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General O.
P. Singh said.
The e-mail mentioned about a lady overhearing six boys discussing simultaneous hijack plan from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
In this regard, a special meeting of the Airport Passenger Service Charge (APSC) was convened at the Mumbai Airport yesterday.
The contents of the e-mail were read out to all the members and they were briefed about the anti-hijacking measures to be ensured.
All the agencies were requested to take all measures, which are ensured during the high alert of the Independence Day and Republic Day.
"The e-mail could well be a hoax but we didn't take any chances.... Embarkation security increased, anti-contingency plan put in place, meeting of all stakeholders held," he said.
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