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Centre backtracks over hijack advisory issued to Maharashtra
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | January 30, 2009 01:06 IST
The Maharashtra Government said on Thursday that the Union Home Ministry has warned it of a possible hijack at the Mumbai [Images] airport and advised the authorities to keep a watch on private aircraft.
"The advisory states that care should be taken to ensure that aeroplanes and helicopters do not fall into the hands of
The Union home ministry on Thursday evening has denied that it has at any point of time sent any advisory to the Maharashtra goverment about a hijack threat to the Mumbai airport.
Television reports claimed that the home ministry sources had tipped them off about the home ministry's advisory.
"No such advisory was issued," the ministry said in its report.
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