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Security beefed up at Agartala Airport

An alert has been sounded in Agartala Airport following instructions from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) of possible airborne strikes, official sources said in Agartala on Saturday.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2008 14:39 IST

An alert has been sounded in Agartala Airport following instructions from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) of possible airborne strikes, official sources said in Agartala on Saturday.

A high level meeting was held yesterday where security measures in and around the airport were reviewed, sources said.

The meeting was presided over by Director (in-charge) of the airport S D Barman, top security officials and representatives from IB were present in the meeting. It was decided that security measures would be intensified to foil any kind of
untoward incident.

CISF authorities were asked to carry out intensive frisking of passengers and their luggage thoroughly.

Passengers were requested to report one and half hour before the departure of flight, said an official of the AAI.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in and around the G B Hospital, premier hospital of the state following a hoax call to blow it up.

Sleuths of state police are trying hard to trace the caller, DIG (Control) Nepal Das said here today.

However, all precautionary measures have been taken to ensure full proof security to the states premier healthcare institution, he added.