IndiGo flight passenger's hoax creates midair scare

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  1. RPK

    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    IndiGo flight passenger's hoax creates midair scare

    NEW DELHI: A passenger on board an IndiGo Airlines flight from Delhi to Mumbai created a scare on Thursday when he falsely claimed there was a bomb
    in the aircraft and asked the crew to divert the plane to Pakistan.

    According to a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official, the passenger, later identified as Sanjay Malik, created panic at around 11.45 a.m. when the flight 6E 181 was on its final approach to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

    The captain of the aircraft alerted the air traffic control of Mumbai airport. A Quick Response Team of the CISF, a paramilitary force that guards airports and important industrial installations across the country, was deployed at the airport.

    The team took over the aircraft as soon as it landed at around 11.45 a.m. and checked it but could not find any bomb.

    The CISF detained the passenger and later handed him over to Mumbai Police who were questioning him to find out his motive.

    The CISF official said the passenger seemed mentally disturbed.

    For the IndiGo airlines, this was the second instance of panic midair. On Feb 2, its flight E 664 made an emergency landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport as three passengers created a hijack scare during the flight.

    After landing, the plane was taken to an isolation bay and passengers were asked to remain seated as commandos checked the aircraft. The three passengers were later detained for unruly behaviour.
     
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    Mumbai: Passenger triggers mid-air bomb scare

    Mumbai: Security agencies in Mumbai went through some tense moments on Thursday when a passenger on an incoming flight from Delhi created panic by claiming that there was a bomb onboard and that the plane be diverted to Pakistan.

    The incident happened at around 11.45 am when the Indigo Airlines flight 6E 181 was on its final approach to Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

    The 28-year-old Malik, who hails from Haryana, boarded the flight at Delhi and when he was served apple juice while flying, he said that there was a bomb in the juice packet.

    He then asked for the flight to be diverted to Pakistan, creating panic amongst the passengers and the crew.

    The captain of the aircraft immediately alerted the ground controllers about the threat, throwing Mumbai airport into a tizzy.

    The Quick Response Team of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was alerted of the emergency. The Indigo aircraft was then given priority landing and as soon as it landed, the QRT men stormed the aircraft and detained the man.

    The CISF later handed over the man to the Mumbai Police; who are now grilling him about the motive behind his actions. Malik’s antecedents are also being thoroughly checked.

    Unconfirmed media reports, quoting CISF men who took part in the operation, are claiming that Sanjay Malik had said, “I am a Pakistani and I want to do something for the country.”

    Mumbai: Passenger creates mid air bomb scare
     
  4. VayuSena1

    VayuSena1 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Don't make this another Kasab or Guru case; If found guilty just shoot him and be done with it. Alas! when will India come out of her spinelessness?
     
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    i think that Indian legal system is the worst in the world.....what was the need to file a case for Kasab...they should have killed him at the same spot[CST] in front of public & set up an example....
     
  6. vijaytripoli

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    His deadbody was not useful FOR India in anyway. Tell me , if he is dead than how can India prove to the word that he is Pakisthani & Pakistan ISI is behind these attacks?
    chau
     
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    Late passenger arrested for plane bomb hoax
    AFP 18 August 2009, 12:00pm IST


    NEW DELHI: A businessman running behind schedule triggered a bomb scare on an airplane in a desperate attempt to catch his flight, police said on Tuesday.

    Vijay Khandelwal, 35, was stuck in a traffic jam on the way to New Delhi airport last week when he realised he would miss the IndiGo plane to Kolkata unless it was held up, senior police officer Satyendra Garg said.

    Khandelwal was arrested after he confessed to making a hoax call on his mobile phone.

    "Just to delay the flight's departure, he telephoned the call centre of the airline and announced there was a bomb in the aircraft," Garg said.

    Security officials at the airport were alerted, and launched a major emergency operation to search passengers and luggage.

    Police arrested Khandelwal by tracing his mobile number and taking a statement from his taxi driver, who had overheard him making the hoax call and refused to drop him at the airport.

    Authorities declared the emergency over after 90 minutes and the plane took off four hours late.

    Late passenger arrested for plane bomb hoax - Delhi - City - NEWS - The Times of India
     
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    Now that has to be stupidest things anyone can do just to catch a flight.
     
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    Does the world really not know that it is Pakistani' sponsored terrorism that India is a victim of? Why is India trying to prove to anyone? What has India achieved by 'proving'? India ought to remember that we can wake up someone who is asleep, but we cant wake up someone who is feiging sleep.
     
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    Hoax call made to blow multiplex, caller arrested

    STAFF WRITER 21:45 HRS IST
    Kanpur, Sep 2 (PTI) Tension prevailed following a bomb hoax at a multiplex here, police said today.

    Superintendent of Police, Crime OP Singh said that the police control room today got a phone call in the afternoon that a bomb has been planted at Rave Moti multiplex.

    Immediately, a team of Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed, which after an intense search operation lasting over two hours confirmed that the call was a hoax one, he said.

    Singh also said that the police later traced the phone through which the hoax call was made and added that the owner of the PCO was arrested, as he confessed his crime after he was grilled.

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    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    Man to be tried for sending threat email to Kalam

    STAFF WRITER 21:43 HRS IST
    New Delhi, Sep 3 (PTI) A Delhi court today framed charges against a student for sending a threat email to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, paving the way for the trial.

    Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja charged Sulabh Goyal with the offence of criminal intimidation by anonymous communication under Section 507 of the IPC.

    The court put the matter against Goyal, a resident of Indore in Madhya Pradesh, for recording statement of witnesses for January 23, 2010.

    Goyal, preparing for Combined Defence Services Exams, was apprehended by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from Indore on registration of a criminal case on a complaint of Joint Commissioner of Police, Rashtrapati Bhawan, on July 20, 2006.

    According to the prosecution, Goyal had sent the email threatening the then President Kalam with a fake name on the July 19 as a joke to see its effect on security agencies.

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    RPK Indyakudimahan Senior Member

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    Police claim Delhi bomb threat a hoax

    There was panic in Delhi following anonymous call that bombs were placed at three important buildings Vikas Minar, NDMC building and Safdarjang Hospital.

    Police received the anonymous call at 9.30 in the morning. Teams of Delhi police, Bomb Squads along with sniffer dogs, and Fire brigades reached the suspected spots.

    At Safdarjang Hospital, patients had to be immediately evacuated from the building. There was absolute chaos in and outside the hospital, as is heavy traffic outside the hospital, and especially it was rush-hour for office-goers. Initially, patients and their attendants could not understand why they were being brought out in such a manner. Later, they were told about the possibility of a bomb hidden somewhere in the hospital, said a news report of a TV channel

    The multi-storey Vikas Minar building near I.T.O was also vacated following the anonymous call. Fire brigades, teams of Delhi Police and Bomb disposal squad reached the spot and carried out search operations.

    After investigations it proved to be hoax call. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of New Delhi described the anonymous call nothing but a hoax call.
     

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