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IndiGo passenger shouts hijack threat on Chandigarh-Srinagar flight, detained

A police officer said the staff of IndiGo flight complained about the passenger after it landed at Srinagar.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2018 13:59 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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A passenger on board IndiGo’s Chandigarh-Srinagar was detained after he shouted that flight had been hijacked (Photo used for representational purpose)

A passenger aboard an IndiGo airlines’ Chandigarh-Srinagar flight was detained on Tuesday after he shouted that the flight had been hijacked.

Sources at the Srinagar International Airport said a passenger from Punjab stood up during the flight and shouted that passengers should not untie their seat belts since the flight had been hijacked.

“The staff of the flight lodged a complaint against the passenger after the flight landed at Srinagar. He has been detained,” a police officer said.

Sources said the threat seemed to be a prank and the credentials of the passenger were being ascertained.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 13:59 IST