Thursday, January 28, 2016

Man who panicked four airports does not remember making threats

The man who made a series of hoax calls to airports across the country has claimed that he does not remember making these calls. Sanjeev Mishra, the Pune-based animator, was questioned by the Bhubaneswar police on Wednesday, even as authorities discovered that he made the first threatening call from inside the police station of the domestic airport.
The 35-year-old got into a heated argument with a traffic constable near the airport on January 21. When Mishra pushed the cop, he was dragged to the airport's police station and made to sit in a corner. Mishra then made the first threatening call to the police control room at 6 pm after seeing its number on a display board. Mishra was released after the police received medical documents that said that he was mentally unstable.
Mishra then threatened the Mumbai airport authorities and the Pune railway station. He was arrested on the Pune-Solapur highway on Saturday and charged with threatening to target the Pune railway station with explosives. Anil Kumar Patra, assistant commissioner of police, Airfield Police Station, said Mishra would be taken to Odisha for further questioning because the hoax call caused a Go Air flight from Bhubaneswar to Mumbai to be diverted to Nagpur. An Indigo flight at Bhubaneswar airport was also delayed, causing a huge monetary loss for the airlines.
28/01/16 Aditya Anand/Mumbai Mirror 
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