New Delhi: A man on Kolkata-Mumbai Jet Airways flight was apprehended at Kolkata airport by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Monday. According to ANI, the man, identified later as one J Poddar, was reportedly speaking on the phone and he was threatening to blow up the plane meant to fly from Kolkata to Mumbai.

More details are awaited. The airline has anyway been in the news because of reports that it was in active discussions with various investors, amid reports that its founder Naresh Goyal was in talks with Etihad for financial support.

The response came after the BSE sought a clarification on the news report that Goyal and Etihad were discussing a merger of Jet Privilege and Jet Airways. Terming such reports as “speculative in nature”, the airline said it was committed to making appropriate disclosures in accordance with applicable regulations to avoid any speculative activities.

“The company continues to be in active discussions with various investors to secure sustainable financing to navigate through the current headwinds and create long term growth,” Jet Airways said in a filing to the BSE.

Etihad holds 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways. Jet Airways, which is battling financial woes, also told the exchange that there were no discussions or decisions by its board that would require disclosure under SEBI norms.