Sunday, May 13, 2018

IndiGo staffer arrested for hoax bomb call at IGI airport

New Delhi: A 23-year old Indigo staffer has been arrested by the Delhi Police for making a hoax calling regarding a bomb on a Mumbai-bound flight. Police say the IndiGo staff member was reportedly depressed after the airlines had given him a warning over his performance and took this measure as ‘revenge’ to teach the airlines a lesson.
According to officials, a hoax call was received at IGI airport’s IndiGo Airlines complex on May 2 that a bomb was placed on a Mumbai-bound flight. Subsequently, security agencies had scanned a few flights before the called was declared as negative and a hoax.
An investigation was launched with the police tracking down the subscriber of the mobile phone from which the call was placed.
“The call was placed from a number belonging to 23-year-old Indigo staffer, resident of Pune. The accused confessed his involvement in the case and was found to be serving IndiGo Airlines as a customer service officer at the Pune airport,” said a senior police officer.
13/05/18 Jasjeev Gandhiok/Times of India