Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Unknown caller booked for making bomb hoax call to Sahnewal airport

Ludhiana: An unknown caller called an assistant manager of the Sahnewal airport on February 18 and informed him that four bombs have been placed in flights scheduled for departure.

Following the call, airport security staff carried out an intensive checking of planes scheduled for departure. However, nothing was recovered.

The Focal Point police station registered a case against unknown person under Sections 505, 506, 505 and 182 of the IPC late on Tuesday evening and the cyber wing of city police launched a probe in the matter.

Pawan Kumar, assistant manager, ATC, AAI Sahnewal, said on February 18, he was present at the airport when he received a call on his mobile number. The caller introduced him as Navdeep, alias Navi from Ludhiana, and informed that if he could save the airport then go ahead else everything will be blown away. The caller told him that “within 24 hours, four bombs would explode in the four scheduled flights and nobody could save passengers now.”

03/03/21 Tribune

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