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Indigo staffer arrested for hoax bomb call

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An employee has been arrested for making a hoax call regarding a bomb on a Mumbai-bound flight at the International Airport here this month, police said on Sunday.

Kartik Madhav Bhat, 23, made the call and it was received at the Airlines office in the cargo complex of the airport at 8.15 a.m. on May 2, said of Police

Subsequently, a few Mumbai-bound flights were checked and the call was declared a hoax.

A case was registered and police zeroed in on the owner of the mobile phone from which the call was made. Bhat was finally located in Pune.

The accused is serving as in airlines at the

Bhat told police that his job performance was not up to the mark and he had been given a verbal notice to improve his performance in three months or face action.

"He was depressed and made the call out of frustration and to teach a lesson to the airlines. The phone's SIM card has been seized from him," the said.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:12 IST