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Business News/ News / Trends/  ‘I am a terrorist’: Bengaluru airport thrown into disarray as man makes bizarre bid to avoid home-bound flight
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‘I am a terrorist’: Bengaluru airport thrown into disarray as man makes bizarre bid to avoid home-bound flight

The man booked an Air Asia flight from Kempegowda International Airport to Lucknow but changed his mind last minute and attempted to deboard himself from the aircraft

A file photo of Bengaluru AirportPremium
A file photo of Bengaluru Airport

A Bengaluru student called himself a “terrorist" to avoid going home to Lucknow as he was scared that his parents would scold him for his bad grades. The man booked an Air Asia flight from Kempegowda International Airport to Lucknow but changed his mind last minute and attempted to deboard himself from the aircraft.

As he created some ruckus in the aircraft, the cabin crew decided to call security. As per a Times of India report, when the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) asked the man why he changed his mind, he said that he was a terrorist and the flight would not reach Lucknow as scheduled.

The remarks came as a security scare for the CISF personnel, who immediately sounded alerts. The report mentioned that a “non-specific" threat alert was issued for Bengaluru airport while a “specific" threat alert was issued for Lucknow airport.

The man was subsequently handed over to the Bengaluru police and was arrested. During interrogation, he revealed that he lied about being a terrorist as he wanted the avoid the trip home. He said that his parents summoned him to his Lucknow residence due to his poor academic performance and he was scared about their reaction.

The incident occurred on 17 February and as per the police the man was released on bail on 20 February.

Man threatens to blow up Delhi airport

The Bengaluru incident adds to a long list of fake threats received by various airports across the nation. On Saturday, the Delhi Police arrested a 38-year-old man, who made a call and threatened to blow up the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.

The police said that the man who hails from Bihar's West Champaran accepted making the threatening call and claimed that he was too drunk to understand what he was doing. The call was made on 28 January after which, the Delhi Police launched a search operation and traced him in Bihar.

 

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Published: 22 Feb 2024, 09:15 PM IST
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