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Police: Passenger running late for flight calls in hoax bomb threat

(The AEGIS Alliance) – On Monday, an Indian army engineer was apprehended for purportedly issuing a false bomb threat in a desperate bid to delay his flight.

Ajmeer Bhadraiah, a 59-year-old superintending engineer of the Military Engineering Service, missed his 5:15 a.m. flight from Hyderabad to Chennai and was also denied entry to a 10:15 a.m. IndiGo flight from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, as he was running late, according to The Times of India.

According to the police, Bhadraiah had a dispute with the airline staff and requested permission to board the flight. When his plea was declined, he called the police control room and falsely reported a bomb threat on flight 6E-6151, demanding that it be stopped from departing.

The airport police inspector contacted Bhadraiah and informed the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee. After being taken into custody, Bhadraiah allegedly admitted to fabricating the hoax call, confessing that he made the call out of frustration after missing two flights.

“He made the call out of frustration after missing two flights as he was upset that he could not report to duty,” Cyberabad Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Police V Bhaskar stated.

The fake bomb threat led to a security check, resulting in inconvenience and delay for numerous passengers at the Hyderabad airport. Bhadraiah was charged with intimidation and violation of the Aircraft Act.

Jeffrey Childers – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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