An official stated that the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad’s (ATS) Cyber Cell quickly apprehended a guy from Kerala on Friday who had reportedly threatened to blow up Mumbai Airport Terminal 2.
An anonymous email was sent to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Thursday threatening to “blow up Terminal 2 within 48 hours” if the sender was not paid $1 million in Bitcoin.
The Mumbai International Airport Ltd. filed a report with the Sahar police station after receiving the ultimatum, and they promptly took action.
The email, which arrived in the feedback mailbox at about 11 a.m. and came from the address [email protected], said: “Subject: Blast. This serves as your airport’s last warning. If no one transfers one million dollars in bitcoin to the address, we will blow up Terminal 2 in 48 hours. After a whole day, there will be another alarm.
The sender of the email to Kerala was located by the Mumbai Police and the ATS using tech-intel. After locating him, a crew flew there quickly on Friday. They captured him from the state in south India, and he will soon be sent to Mumbai.
The accused, whose name has not been made public, will be turned up to the Sahar police so they may conduct more inquiries.