The man claimed he has planted a bomb on an Air India plane, mentioning Pakistan and Dubai, which raised serious concerns. However, after thorough inspections, the threat was found to be a hoax. Fortunately, bringing relief to the airport authorities and passengers.
Air India Delhi Bomb Threat
The man behind the fake bomb threat, a resident of Delhi, has been booked under multiple IPC sections. This includes spreading false information, wrongful restraint, public mischief, and criminal intimidation.
Though no arrest has been made yet, the Delhi Police is taking the matter seriously and pursuing legal action against the accused.
In a recent incident on Saturday, the accused posted a threatening message on the IGI airport’s Facebook page. He wrote, “Bomb run… Air India Dubai, Delhi, Bomb, Pakistan.”
The authorities promptly responded to the potential security breach by conducting mandatory checks with the assistance of CISF and other security personnel. They suspected a possible connection to a Pakistan-bound flight, heightening concerns.
However, upon thorough inspection, the Delhi Police confirmed that the message was a mere prank orchestrated by the accused to amuse a friend.
Despite the false nature of the threat, the situation caused a temporary halt in the flights on the runway and an extensive sweep of the area.
Shift In Charge Reported the Incident
The shift in charge overseeing social media for the airport promptly reported the matter to the authorities, leading to a swift response. Thankfully, no real threat was discovered, and the passengers and airport staff were out of harm’s way.
While the incident turned out to be a hoax, the police are taking it seriously. Further, considering the potential implications such false threats can have on public safety and the smooth functioning of the airport.
Authorities and airlines are urging the public to refrain from engaging in such pranks or hoaxes. Further emphasizing the importance of responsible social media use and the need to prioritize the safety and security of all passengers and airport operations.
Subsequently, vigilance and cooperation from the public are vital in maintaining a secure and safe travel environment at all times.
Earlier last week, Delhi Police took immediate action after a call to an Air India (AI) call center in Pune on July 13, threatening the hijacking of a Delhi-Tel Aviv flight.
The caller, claiming to be Anurag from Assam, reported overhearing a conversation about hijacking the mentioned flight.
A special security committee convened to discuss the matter from 9.16 am to 11.15 am on July 13, as stated in the FIR filed by Delhi Police.
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