Following a bomb threat call that turned out to be a hoax, Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) was tense on Friday. The airport authorities, personnel from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Dog squad, and bomb disposal squads all swung into action, causing panic among the passengers. The airport police control room got a call about 3.45 a.m., prompting a thorough drill for the security officers stationed there, according to authorities. After nearly three and half hours of search, the officials concluded that it was a fake call. The caller has been identified, and police are investigating.
"We're still gathering information," a police officer told PTI, "but it appears it was a fake call."
For more than an hour, police conducted security checks and searched the airport grounds and terminal building for abandoned baggage and suspicious items.
The threat was determined to be a hoax bomb call after a comprehensive investigation.
Following the event, the airport's security has been enhanced.
More research is being carried out.