Hijack threat, caller arrested


Kolkata:One person was arrested from Bangaon area of North 24 Parganas by the Kolkata police in connection with the threat call received by Air India’s Kolkata office. Prashanta Biswas(35) was arrested for making the call to city’s Air India office and is currently being interrogated by the police.

A special team of the Detective Department and Special Task Force of Kolkata police while tracking the number from which the call was made traced it to Bangaon and took the accused in their custody.

Meanwhile security has been beefed up at airports across the nation after intelligence agencies also warned that the terrorist may target an Air India flight from Delhi to Kabul.

The threat call had set panic across the ranks ahead US President Barack Obama’s visit to India as chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations.