Patna Airport Receives Bomb Threat, Man Arrested For Making Hoax Call

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Patna Airport Receives Bomb Threat, Man Arrested For Making Hoax Call

A hoax call claiming that a bomb was planted on the premises of the Jayprakash Narayan International Airport in the Bihar capital sent security personnel into a tizzy on Wednesday. Security was beefed up at the airport after the call was made on a landline number in the morning, reports PTI. “As the information was non-specific, the entire terminal building, parking area, and office building was scanned by security forces, but no bomb was found,” PTI quotes the airport official. Senior Superintendent of Police Rajeev Mishra told that the call turned out to be a hoax, and nothing was found so far.

Later, Samastipur police arrested a person in connection with a threat call to bomb Patna airport on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Sudhanshu Kumar alias Mukund. Samastipur police also seized the mobile phone which he used to make the threat call to a senior official of Patna airport.

When a team of Samastipur police headed by City police station SHO Chandrakant Gauri went to the house of the accused located at Gali Number 1 of Punjabi colony, the accused attacked them, reported IANS. A constable was injured in the attack. The accused is a government employee and deployed at the block office.

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“The entire area was scanned thoroughly, but no suspicious object was found. The search operation was carried out without inconveniencing the passengers. The matter is being investigated further,” he said.

In July last year, a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight (6e 2126) was reportedly grounded at Patna airport after a passenger claimed that he had a bomb in his bag. The bomb squad and police who were at the spot conducted an inspection after a man reportedly claimed a bomb was in his baggage. His bag was checked further, but no bomb was found. The passenger was later detained. All passengers were safely deboarded from the Delhi-bound IndiGo flight (6e 2126) at Patna airport.

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