Man arrested for making threat call to blow up Delhi Airport

New Delhi: A man was arrested for allegedly making a threat call to blow up the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi. The man reportedly made the call on January 28 in a drunken state.

The accused, identified as Krishno Mahto, who hails from Bihar’s West Champaran, was arrested in Delhi’s Kapashera.

According to official reports, Krishno Mahto confessed to making the bomb threat call during interrogation. Mahto confessed that he was heavily inebriated when he made the call from a mobile phone and threatened to blow up IGI airport.

The accused was nabbed following a long chase as he had switched off his mobile phone after making the call. Cops also visited his native place in Bihar as the mobile phone number was registered at his home address.

Earlier, a team of Delhi Police has apprehended a 25-year-old man for allegedly making a hoax bomb threat call on a SpiceJet flight flying from Darbhanga in Bihar to the national capital.

The accused, Jay Krishan Kumar Mehta, a resident of Bihar’s Supaul’s district, made the call on January 24 — two days before the Republic Day, to delay the flight’s departure as he reported late, and was denied boarding by the airline at Darbhanga airport, said the official.

According to the police, the police received a call at IGI airport police station at around 6.15 pm on January 24 from CISF Control Room that they had received a call from Security Manager of SpiceJet airlines stating that they received a call at their call centre in Gurugram from a person named “Kishore” who stated that he overheard a conversation between two boys talking about a bomb on a Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight.

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