'Have Bomb Under My Seat': IndiGo Flight Delayed After Passenger Claims Threat, Nothing Suspicious Found

'Have Bomb Under My Seat': IndiGo Flight Delayed After Passenger Claims Threat, Nothing Suspicious Found

As per the Mumbai police, it was claimed by the man during the ongoing boarding time, that a bomb had been planted under the seat in a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight.

Megha KuchikUpdated: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 10:51 AM IST
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Mumbai, January 27: An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow was delayed on Friday after a man said that there was a bomb under his seat.
As per the Mumbai police, it was claimed by the man during the ongoing boarding time, that a bomb had been planted under the seat in a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight. The incident happened during the late hours of January 26th.

According to the Mumbai police, a passenger boarding Indigo flight number 6E 5264 from Mumbai to Lucknow said that there was a bomb under his seat, after which the flight was thoroughly checked. As soon as the information about this incident was received, Mumbai police and airport agencies reached the spot and investigated.

Passenger Detained

"No suspicious object was found during the investigation," Mumbai police said. The Mumbai police detained the 27-year-old passenger and registered a case against him under sections 506(2) and 505(1)(B) of the Indian Penal Code. "Police are investigating why he did this," said Mumbai police.

Senior police inspector Bhagwat Garande said that the passenger, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, had arrived from Riyadh and suffers from a minor mental health issue. The flight was evacuated and thoroughly checked but no evidence was found. The man was subsequently released on bail, Garande said.

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