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All airports on high alert following hijack threat

High alert has been sounded in all airports across India following intelligence inputs that terrorists could hijack an aircraft.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 04:44 IST

A high alert has been sounded in airports across the country following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based terrorists could hijack an aircraft to Bangladesh to seek the release of Mohammed Afzal Guru, who has been sentenced to death in the Parliament attack case.

Intelligence agencies have conveyed this critical information to Bureau of Civil Aviation and Airport security, which in turn put all the airports on alert, sources said late on Friday night.

They said the plane could be taken to Bangladesh to avoid international focus on Pakistan.

First Published: Dec 09, 2006 01:07 IST