Monday, December 04, 2017

Airpot security worker held for planting fake terror note

The Sahar police on Sunday arrested an employee of the security company that provides security to the Air Cargo Sankul (at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport) for allegedly placing a note in the toilet of the cargo complex warning of a 'terror attack'.

The employee was the same person who had reported finding the note.

Mumbai: On Wednesday, Akshay Shankar Gaikar, 24, working with Security and Intelligence Service [SIS India, that has been outsourced the work of security at Air Cargo Sankul by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)], said he 'found' a note in one of the toilets which said: "Attack the cargo on 26.01.18 or anytime - ISIS".
Immediately after the note was reported found, cargo operations were suspended for some time and security agencies, including Mumbai Police, Maharashta Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), CISF, and the airport's Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad had checked the premises thoroughly.

Not finding anything, the agencies had started interrogating the complainant and checking CCTV footage of the spot where the toilet was. They found that only Gaikar had visited the toilet, and that he was carrying something in pocket.

Gaikarallegedlywrotethenotewithamarker and stuck it in the toilet with the glue stick he had been carrying. He initially 'informed' toilet cleaner Amol Yadav about the note, and later told MIAL Shift Duty Officers Aslam Shaikh and Ashok Satavase.
04/12/17 Vinay Dalvi/Mumbai Mirror