Indian arrested for making bomb hoax call to catch flight

An Indigo aircraft lands at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on September 8, 2012. (File photo: AFP)

An Indian who was delayed for a morning flight found an innovative way to give himself a chance – making a hoax bomb call to the airline – only to get arrested.

According to a news report, the man identified as Mohit Kumar Tank, a choreographer with a dance reality show, made the call fearing that he won’t be able to reach the airport on time.

He then made a hoax bomb threat call to IndiGo’s call center for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight, the report said.

The call was received around 5:30 am from Tank, a resident of Jaipur, who was detained by the police and is being interrogated.

The airline, reported the matter to Bomb Threat Assessment Committee and the authorities carried out an investigation and declared the call as “specific bomb threat”.

The flight later landed safely in Mumbai. Sources at the airport said that Tank, a choreographer with a dance reality show, had made the call fearing that he won’t be able to reach the airport on time to catch.

“The airline later called up this particular passenger who had missed the flight and assured him that he would get a ticket for the next flight. As soon as he reached the Jaipur airport, CISF questioned him and he confessed to have made the call. He was handed over to the Sanganer police for further interrogation,” an official was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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