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Bomb scare in flight; hoax caller sent to 14 days JC

delhi Updated: Nov 30, 2009 20:35 IST

A Delhi Court on Monday remanded to fourteen days judicial custody a man who was arrested on the charge of making a hoax phone call regarding bomb threat to a Hyderabad-bound Indigo Airlines flight.

Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Gogne sent Mubarak Ali, who allegedly made the hoax call to the Indigo flight at IGI airport here, to judicial custody till December 14 as the police did not seek his custodial interrogation.

Mubarak, 33, who runs a shop of computer hardwares, was arrested from Bhagirath Vihar in East Delhi on Sunday.

The accused has been charged under section 182 (giving false information to public servant), section 341 (wrongful restraint) and section 505 (statement conducing public mischief) under the IPC.

The alleged hoax call, received by the Mumbai-based call centre of the private airlines company, sent the security officials into tizzy and 164 onboard passengers, including five crew members, were safely evacuated after the aircraft was taken to an isolation bay.

The arrest came after CISF personnel provided the police with the number of the PCO in Yamuna Vihar from where Mubarak had allegedly called the Indigo Airlines' call centre, claiming there were explosives and weapons on board the plane.