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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 (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