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Mumbai airport receives 'Indian Mujahideen' threat call; one person arrested

Accused arrested from Govandi area

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Mumbai Police on Tuesday arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly threatening to carry out a terror attack at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The accused called the airport on Monday night and introduced himself as Irfan Ahmed Sheikh and a member Indian Mujahideen terror group.

The airport authority immediately informed the Mumbai Police which formed a special team and nabbed the suspect from Govandi area following technical surveillance.

Preliminary investigation suggested that the accused was inspired by a web series, but police are investigating the case from all angles, an officer told PTI.

Police also suspect that he could be mentally unstable since he has changed his statements several times during interrogation.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered at Sahar police station under relevant Indian Penal Code sections including 505 (I) (causing alarm or fear by spreading false rumour).

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