'Bom' call lands Indian-origin CEO of US firm in trouble

'Bom' call lands Indian-origin CEO of US firm in trouble”

He had called a helpline number and had apparently, asked for the "BOM-DEL" flight status. Moorjani's lawyer argued that his client's intention was not to make a threat call and that the woman in the control room had misunderstood him. The telephone operator allegedly heard the person saying "bomb hai" meaning (there is a bomb in Hindi). Amidst cascading flight delays on Sunday due to weather issues, an annoyed Moorjani made a call to a toll-free number linked to Mumbai International Airport Ltd's control room at 2.30pm.

According to version two, which is the operator's version, Vinod was asked to clarify his question, when he hung up.

An official told the news agency that he was travelling from Mumbai to Virginia with his wife and children.

The passenger, 45-year-old Vinod Moorjani, was take a flight from Mumbai to Delhi, then take a connecting flight to Rome.

According to India Today, Vinod Moorjani, who is the CEO of a USA -based IT company, was arrested on December 31 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport while waiting to board a flight to Delhi, then Rome.

Officials say Mr Moorjani made the call after becoming frustrated with delays.

A U.S. national was recently arrested in India for inquiring about "BOM-DEL" - the abbreviation used by airlines to describe the flight route between Mumbai (earlier known as Bombay) to Delhi. The operator claims she then asked the caller to confirm what he had just said but the passenger hung up, following which authorities were informed about the call.

The Sahar police arrested Moorjani, who was spotted at a telephone booth in the CCTV footage of the airport, the official said.

Moorjani was produced in the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court yesterday, which granted him bail on a sum of Rs 15,000 and a surety of the same amount. He has been booked under IPC sections 506 (II) (criminal intimidation), 505 (I)(b) (intent to cause fear or alarm to public).

This isn't the first time that using an abbreviation for Mumbai (BOM) has caused a bomb scare.

Like this


02 January 2018
Gas prices in Tallahassee rise in past week
SC is among the top 10 states with the lowest rates at $2.24 per gallon of unleaded regular as of Tuesday, according to AAA. According to GasBuddy, it's the priciest start to a new year since 2014.

02 January 2018
We definitely can win in South Africa, says Virat Kohli
The Proteas will assemble in Cape Town on January 2 to begin preparations for the first Test of the three-match series. The 29-year-old in a press conference said, "We are looking forward to this period of playing away from home".

02 January 2018
Audi looking to shake up its design language
The practice was largely introduced to familiarize buyers in emerging markets, namely China, of a brand and its various models.

02 January 2018
Watch the first preview of Ed Sheeran's cameo in 'The Simpsons'
While he happily accepted, he was unable to leave the United Kingdom , so he recorded his part over the phone. In the brief trailer, Sheeran is seen taking up the role of Brendan, a love interest for Lisa Simpson.

02 January 2018
Weatherford International Ltd (WFT) Check on Ratings
By taking a look at the stock's current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. It has underperformed by 4.87% the S&P500. (NYSE:DAL) has risen 11.83% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending.

02 January 2018
Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)
According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.15/share and a low EPS of $-0.14/share. Considering that the stock current volume of 7.12 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size.

02 January 2018
Analyst Research and Ratings: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), Seagate Technology plc (STX)
The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Standpoint Research. The stock of Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Vertical Research.

02 January 2018
Anthony Joshua blasts Tyson Fury
Fury has not fought since his shock win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. It's not an act with me. 'I don't respect him.

02 January 2018
Very cold to start the year
The new year starts with the coldest temperatures so far this winter season as an arctic air mass settles in the region. A wind chill advisory is issued by the National Weather Service when forecast wind chills will be 13° or colder.

02 January 2018
SeaWorld Entertainment's (SEAS) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at FBR & Co
New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust owns 0.44% invested in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) for 4,727 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) or 302,265 shares.