He issues a bomb threat to delay his plane and arrive in time
An Indian Army engineer was arrested on Monday for issuing a false bomb threat in a desperate attempt to delay his flight after already missing another that morning.
Ajmeer Bhadraiah, 59, a superintendent engineer in the Military Engineering Service, had missed a 5.15 a.m. flight from Hyderabad to Chennai and then been denied access to a 10.15 a.m. IndiGo flight from Hyderabad. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport because he arrived too late, according to the New York Post.
Airport police say Bhadraiah got into a fight with airline staff and had asked to be allowed to board the flight, The Times of India reported.
When his request was denied, “the passenger threatened to stop the flight and called the police control room to inform them that there was a bomb on flight 6E-6151, and demanded that he be prevented from taking off,” said airport police inspector R. Srinivas.
After receiving the alert, Srinivas contacted the airport's Bomb Threat Assessment Committee.
Bhadraiah allegedly confessed to making the fake bomb threat when officers confronted him about it.
“He called in frustration after missing two flights, as he was upset about unable to report for duty,” Cyberabad Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner V. Bhaskar told The Times of India.
Officials said the false bomb threat caused inconvenience to many passengers at Hyderabad airport by triggering security checks which led to several delays.
Bhadraiah was placed in g on sight and charged with intimidation and violation of aircraft law.