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Hoax bomb threat on Jet flight at Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel International Airport, CA questioned

According to police, when the fight was being cleaned for its return journey, a ground staffer found the chit stuck in seat no-24 A in the business class. He informed his seniors who called the Sardarnagar police station.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
April 21, 2016 3:37:34 am
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A tiny piece of paper, torn off an e-boarding pass, with “bomb” written on it led to a scare at Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel International Airport here Wednesday morning. The chit was found on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight, carrying 125 passengers and six crew members The paper was found to be a portion of the boarding pass belonging a Mumbai-based chartered accountant who had landed at the airport in the flight.

According to police, when the fight was being cleaned for its return journey, a ground staffer found the chit stuck in seat no-24 A in the business class. He informed his seniors who called the Sardarnagar police station.

Soon, the 125 passengers were deplaned and the aircraft was taken to an isolated place for “through check”. However, the threat turned out to be a hoax.

Anant Subramaniam, a chartered accountant, who travelled in the seat from Mumbai to Ahmedabad was later taken from Taj Umed, where he was staying, to Hansol police chowki for questioning. According to police, Subramaniam said the piece of paper was torn-off from his boarding pass, but denied writing anything on it. “He also denied to that it was his writing. He hinted that some airline officials at Mumbai airport might have written these words as a short form to indicate Bombay airport,” said a police official. Inspector of Sardarnagar police station V R Patel said that a non-congnizable offence has been lodged.

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