Bomb hoax at Mumbai airport: Indigo flight delayed after passenger says ‘there’s a bomb under my seat’

 – Gudstory

Bomb hoax at Mumbai airport: Indigo flight delayed after passenger says ‘there’s a bomb under my seat’ – Gudstory

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A Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight was delayed at the Mumbai airport on Friday after a man claimed to have a bomb under his seat. The incident occurred late night on January 26, when security agencies were on high alert for Republic Day celebrations. Mumbai Police said that the incident took place in IndiGo flight number 6E 5264 going from Mumbai to Lucknow.

Police said the man claimed there was a bomb under his seat, following which officials conducted a thorough search of the plane. As soon as information about the incident was received, a team of Mumbai Police also reached the spot.

Mumbai Police said, “No suspicious object was found during the investigation.”

The 27-year-old passenger was detained by Mumbai Police and charges were registered against him under provisions of sections 506(2) and 505(1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “Police are investigating why he did this,” officials said.

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Published: Jan 27, 2024, 03:29 PM IST

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