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Jet flyer overheard saying 'terrorist, destroy', told to deplane, arrested

Yogvedanta Poddar was forced to deboard and handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force

IANS  |  Kolkata 

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A passenger on board a Kolkata-Mumbai flight was arrested on Monday here after a fellow passenger heard him using words like "terrorist" and "destroy" over telephone, police said.  

Yogvedanta Poddar was forced to deboard and handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after a co-passenger overheard his telephonic conversation and complained to the cabin crew, said a Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport official. 

Poddar, a resident of Kolkata, was arrested and handed over to the police.  

Poddar's father claimed that his son was playing a prank on his friends by sending those messages. The flight took off for Mumbai following the incident. 

First Published: Mon, November 26 2018. 14:44 IST
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