Couple detained at Dabolim Airport for creating bomb hoax

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Vasco: Goa police during wee hours of Wednesday detained a couple for creating bomb hoax at Dabolim International Airport in the coastal state, delaying the flight by almost one and half hours.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Vasco) Salim Sheikh said that Atulkumar Kewat (29) from Madhya Pradesh and Tritiya Jana (29) from Kolkatta were detained after they created a bomb hoax during security check of Indigo flight flying to Bengaluru from Goa.

He said that the incident occurred around 23.42 hours on Tuesday when the couple was waiting for a security check to board the Bengaluru bound Indigo flight.

“When they were standing in a queue, they said that there is a bomb in the bag. They said “uske bag me bomb hai”. The fellow passengers immediately informed the security officers who later checked all the luggage,” he said.

The formal complaint was filed against the couple, who were on a vacation to Goa, at Dabolim airport police station by the Security incharge after deboarding both the passengers.

The flight left for Bengaluru after a delay of almost one and half hours, he said.

Sheikh said that both the passengers are being questioned by Dabolim police and offence has been booked against them under section 505 of Indian Penal Code (Public mischief).

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