The New Delhi police swiftly responded by registering a case on Sunday after an alarming call was received at an Air India call center in Pune on Thursday (July 13), warning of a potential hijack threat targeting a flight scheduled to depart from Delhi to Tel Aviv.
The police reported that the caller, who identified himself as Anurag from Assam, claimed to have overheard a conversation detailing plans to hijack the Delhi-Tel Aviv flight. This information sparked immediate concern and prompted authorities to launch a thorough investigation.
Upon receiving the call on July 13, the Air India call center in Pune promptly filed an FIR (First Information Report) with the Delhi Police. The FIR documented the details provided by the caller, including his identity, location, and the content of the conversation he allegedly overheard.
In response to the threat call, the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) convened a meeting at Guwahati airport, while a special security committee gathered from 9:16 am to 11:15 am on the same day, as stated in the official FIR.
The Delhi police acknowledged that, thus far, no significant leads or suspicious findings have surfaced during the ongoing investigation into the threat call. Nevertheless, authorities continue to diligently pursue the case, aiming to determine the credibility and authenticity of the information provided.
To address the severity of the situation, the case has been officially registered at the IGI Airport Police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including Sections 82, 341, 505(1)(b), and 507.