Jaipur choreographer late for Mumbai flight, makes hoax bomb call to IndiGo
The bomb threat on Mumbai-bound IndiGo flight was declared a hoax after authorities carried out a probe.india Updated: Jun 19, 2018 13:19 IST
A man was arrested on Tuesday for making a hoax bomb threat call to IndiGo’s call centre for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight.
The call was received around 5:30 am from Mohit Kumar Tank, a resident of Jaipur. He was detained by the police and is being interrogated.
After the call,IndiGo officials reported the matter to Bomb Threat Assessment Committee. The authorities carried out an investigation and declared the call as ‘specific bomb threat’. The flight landed safely in Mumbai at 6:55 am.
“IndiGo call centre received a call at around 5:30 am this morning from an unidentified person mentioning a bomb threat to 6E 218 operating a Jaipur-Mumbai flight. We immediately reported the matter to Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) and followed all laid down security protocols. The authorities concerned carried out the investigation and declared the call as ‘specific bomb threat’. Following the clearance by the authorities, operations will be resumed as normal,” the airlines said in a statement.
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 said.
Sanganer police sub-inspector Jaiprakash confirmed the incident and said Tank was being interrogated.
First Published: Jun 19, 2018 12:34 IST