Air India threatened with Hijack

Kolkata: A threat phone call was made to the city’s Air India office on Saturday and a complaint was lodged with the police.

An Air India spokesperson here said the call was received by its officials at the city booking office at around 5.40pm and a complaint was subsequently lodged with the Bowbazar police station.

“The Bureau of Civil Aviation has been contacted and all standard precautionary measures have been taken. Flight operation is normal from Kolkata,” the spokesperson added.

City Police commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha said that “a call received at Air India office today. Though such calls are quite common, still we are looking into it quite seriously. There is nothing alarming.”

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