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Mumbai Airport: Threat Mail Reads 'Pay 1 Million Dollars In Bitcoins'; FIR Lodged By Local Police, Probe On

Following the threat, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged by a local police station of Mumbai under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and a probe was also started into the case.

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After the Mumbai airport on Thursday received a mail from an unidentified person threatening to blow up Terminal 2 if airport if one million dollars, in Bitcoin, were not paid to him within the next 48 hours, the Mumbai police registered a case.

As per media reports, the purported threat email was sent from an id 'quaidacasrol@gmail.com' to the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) at around 11 am on Thursday.

"This is the last warning for your airport, if this does not happen, we will bomb Terminal 2 of the airport within 48 hours. To avert this, pay one million dollars in Bitcoin. Another alert will be given after 24 hours," the email read.

Police action so far

Mumbai Police lodged a First Information Report (FIR) under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and a probe was also started into the case.

It has been reported that the internet protocol (IP) address of the mail has been traced.

However, they were yet to track down the location of the email sender.

Similar incidents reported in Mumbai so far

This incident adds to a series of other alarming events involving Mumbai Airport.

On September 5, a man was arrested for calling the Mumbai Police control room, falsely claiming that there would be a “bomb blast” at Kamathipura.

Similarly, on August 13, Mumbai Police nabbed a 43-year-old man for making a hoax call to the authorities about a "100-kg" bomb in Mumbai.

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