Annoyed with security protocol, passenger causes bomb scare at Jaipur airport
The passenger, who was booked on to an IndiGo flight to Delhi from Jaipur, was apparently miffed that he had to undergo a second security check.Updated: Aug 05, 2018, 15:36 IST
A passenger was detained at Jaipur airport on Sunday morning for causing a bomb scare and refusing to cooperate during the security check.
The passenger was handed over to the police after he loudly claimed he had a bomb in his bag. He was apparently miffed at being put through a second round of security check. No bomb was found.
Jaipur airport director JS Balhara said that the passenger, identified as 40-year-old Jai Prakash Choudhary, who was booked on an Indigo flight to Delhi, got into an argument with the staff during the security check and created a row.
“The security has been beefed up at the airport in view of Independence Day. This passenger got into an argument with the staff during the second round of security check when he was asked to get his bags checked. The passenger was handed over to the police after he made a reference to a bomb in his bag. The flight departed after a delay of 30 minutes,” he said.
The passenger was being interrogated by Sanganer police.
“We have detained Jai Prakash Choudhary. He was going to Delhi from Jaipur and during the security check, he shouted ‘mere bag me bomb hai’ (I have a bomb with me) after which the airport authorities informed us about the matter. No bomb was recovered from him. We are further investigating the matter,” Sanganer police station (SHO) Lakhan Singh said.
Choudhary, a resident of Chitrakut Nagar in Jaipur, runs an e-mitra (computer kiosk) service agency.
The plane, Indigo flight 6E 203, was scheduled to depart at 10:40 am, but was delayed by half an hour.
The incident follows the arrest of a man in June after he made a hoax bomb threat call to IndiGo Airline’s call centre for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight. Mohit Kumar Tank, a choreographer, had made the call fearing he wouldn’t be able to reach the Jaipur airport on time to catch the flight.