‘Will blast Terminal 2 within 48 hours, to avert this give…’: Mumbai airport gets threat mail

Reportedly, this threat mail was sent to the feedback inbox of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) at around 11 am on Thursday.

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The Mumbai International Airport has just received a threat email to blow up its Terminal 2 on Thursday, said the police.

Mumbai airport receives threat mail

According to the Mumbai police, the sender of the email has demanded $1 million in Bitcoin within 48 hours in order to avert the blast.

"Sahar police have registered a case against an unknown person for sending the threat mail using the email [email protected]," Mumbai police said.

Reportedly, this threat mail was sent to the feedback inbox of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) at around 11 am on Thursday.

What’s in the threat mail?

As per the police, the threat mail read, “Subject: Blast. Text: This is a final warning to your airport. We will blast Terminal 2 within 48 hours unless one million dollars in Bitcoin is transferred to the address. Another alert will be after 24 Hrs."

Following this incident, a case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 385 (putting a person in fear of injury to commit extortion) and 505 (1) (b) (statements made with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public or against the public tranquillity) has been lodged against an unknown person.

Further, investigations are underway and the police are trying to nab the unknown person as soon as possible.