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IndiGo staffer makes hoax call about bomb in Mumbai flight, arrested

IndiGo staffer makes hoax call about bomb in Mumbai flight, arrested”

On Friday (May 11), a 30-year-old man was arrested for making a hoax call about a bomb planted at the US Consulate in Chennai.

He was finally arrested by Delhi Police on Sunday.

An Indigo staff member has been arrested for allegedly making a hoax bomb call at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, reports news agency ANI.

IndiGo airline has been facing flak for incidents like manhandling a passenger and security breach where a passenger was made to board a wrong flight.

Following which few Mumbai-bound flights from IGI Airport were physically checked. He also told the police that he wanted to teach IndiGo a lesson after the company gave him an ultimatum of three months to improve his performance.

"The accused was frustrated and went into depression after the notice was served by the airline".

A case was registered and police zeroed in on the owner of the mobile phone from which the call was made.

The police team managed to locate the accused's house at Shubhashree Residency in Pune's Akurdi locality. Upset, he made a decision to "teach a lesson" to the airlines, the police said.

Bhat, the only son of an executive engineer-rank officer, had passed intermediate and got a diploma in hospitality and aviation in 2013.

Thereafter, he started working in the aviation sector and was now employed with the IndiGo Airlines as Customer Service Officer at the Pune airport, they said.

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