Man cracks ‘bomb in bag’ joke at Indore airport, interrogated, misses flight

According to airport director CV Ravindran, a man on Monday night reached the airport and while undergoing security check jokingly said there was a 'bomb' in his luggage which alerted authorities at the aerodrome.

FP News ServiceUpdated: Thursday, September 08, 2022, 12:41 PM IST
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Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore |

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Cracking a joke about a 'bomb in the bag' at the Devi Ahilyabai International Airport in Indore proved costly for a family they jokingly said there was a 'bomb' in their luggage while undergoing the security check.

The family of three had to undergo intense questioning and search. Security personnel thoroughly checked them and their luggage and also questioned them. They were let off only after they submitted a written apology. They also missed their flight.

According to airport director CV Ravindran, a man on Monday night reached the airport and while undergoing security check jokingly said there was a 'bomb' in his luggage which alerted authorities at the aerodrome.

The man was traveling with his wife and daughter. During questioning, the man apologized for his irresponsible act and nothing objectionable was found in his luggage, Ravindran said, adding because of search and questioning, the trio missed their flight.

Aerodrome police station in-charge Sanjay Shukla said Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel allowed the family to leave the airport only after the man submitted a written apology. The matter was not handed over to the police for probe, he added.

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