At the time when the Mumbai airport is on alert after the Paris terror attacks, a threat call received on Friday night has added to the worries of Mumbai airport's security authorities. A hoax call was received by the Air India Call centre at Thane at around 10.30pm.

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According to Senior Airport Officials the airport was immediately alerted and the message was passed to all the security handling agencies at both terminals. According to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) a Bomb Threat Committe was formed and the call was declared a 'non-specific' call.

Confirming the call a Senior Airport official said, "A threat call received at Air India call centre stated: Mai IS atankwadi sanghatna se baat kar raha hu, toh humara plan hai November 28 ko Air India flight ko hijack karana. (I'm calling from the IS terror group and our plan is to hijack an Air India flight on November 28)"

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A police officer from Sri Nagar Police Station confirmed that a First Information Report (FIR) has been flied under IPC section 505 (1) (b ) and the cops were looking into the matter.

"It seems that after the Paris attacks the ISIS has been everywhere in the news and the caller has hence mentioned himself to be among them. However, the call cannot be taken in a light manner hence it cannot be considered to be a hoax call at present. Investigations and efforts to trace the caller have begun,” added the officer.