Passenger Held After London-Bound Air India Flight Receives Bomb Threat At Kochi

OB Bureau

Kochi: Nedumbassery police in Kerala’s Kochi have booked a passenger for making a hoax call after an Air India AI 149 flight scheduled to fly from Cochin to London Gatwick received a bomb threat on Tuesday.

However, security personnel conducted extensive checks on the aircraft and found no danger, allowing the flight to proceed as planned, Cochin International Airport said in a statement.

The caller has been identified as a passenger Suhaib (29). He is a native of Kondotty in Malappuram district, who was scheduled to travel to London on the same flight along with his wife and daughter.

According to the airport spokesperson’s statement, a bomb threat call was received by the Air India call centre in Mumbai early on Tuesday. It was promptly communicated to Air India in Kochi and the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) at 01:22 hours following which a Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC) was immediately convened.

The aircraft as recommended from Cochin Airport BTAC, was moved to an isolated aircraft parking point, and comprehensive security checks were conducted by the Airport Security Group (ASG-CISF), airline security personnel, and inline baggage screening systems.

The aircraft was then cleared for flight.

Meanwhile, Suhaib was intercepted by ASG at Cochin Airport’s international departure terminal during check-in and handed over to police for further questioning.

He has been charged under Section 506 (criminal intimidation) and the Kerala Police Act 118(b) (knowingly spreads rumours or gives false alarm to mislead the police, fire brigade or any other essential service) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Hindu reported.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Budget 2024: What’s Cheaper & Costlier? Highlights

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the financial year…

July 23, 2024

BJP MLA Bhabani Shankar Bhoi Files Nomination For Odisha Assembly Deputy Speaker

Bhubaneswar: Talsara BJP MLA Bhabani Shankar Bhoi on Tuesday filed nomination papers for Deputy Speaker…

July 23, 2024

Budget 2024: No Tax For Income Up To Rs 3 Lakh In New Regime, Know The Revised Slabs

New Delhi: The Union government has introduced major changes to the new tax regime in…

July 23, 2024

Budget 2024: Travel Stocks Rise As FM Announces Measures To Boost Tourism In Odisha & Bihar

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the Centre is committed…

July 23, 2024

Budget 2024: FM Unveils Incentives, Schemes To Boost Job Creation

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting Budget 2024 on Tuesday announced that the…

July 23, 2024

Budget 2024: Andhra & Bihar Get Big Bonanza Under ‘Purvodaya’ Scheme; Check Details

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced special financial support for Bihar and Andhra Pradesh,…

July 23, 2024

Miscreant Decamps With Rs 2.50 Lakh Cash From Garment Shop In Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: A miscreant broke into a garment shop here on Monday night and decamped with…

July 23, 2024

H&UD Secy Reviews Monsoon Preparedness In Urban Areas Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department Usha Padhee on Tuesday reviewed the situation…

July 23, 2024