New Delhi, May 13: An Indigo staffer was arrested on Sunday for allegedly making a hoax call regarding a bomb on a Mumbai flight at national capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, news agency ANI reported. Later, a few Mumbai bound flights which were scheduled to take off from IGI Airport were physically checked after which the call was declared as fake, the report claimed. More details in the incident awaited.
Earlier on May 3, a similar incident was reported when a hoax call about a bomb on a Mumbai-bound flight sent the security personnel at the Delhi airport into a tizzy. One of the staffers of Indigo airlines informed the security authorities that he had received a call at about 8:15 am from an unidentified man, who said there was a bomb on a Mumbai-bound flight.
The mandatory meeting of the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) was immediately convened at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), which declared that it was a “hoax” call after about two hours.