Ir­ri­tated by frisk­ing at IGI air­port, woman shouts bomb, de­tained

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Metro - Faizan Haidar faizan.haider@hin­dus­tan­

NEWDELHI:A mid­dle-aged woman was de­tained and in­ter­ro­gated for hours at Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port af­ter she ut­tered the word ‘bomb’ while get­ting frisked ear­lier this month.

The woman, who had reached the air­port four hours be­fore the sched­uled de­par­ture of her flight to Kolkata, was sub­jected to mul­ti­ple rounds of in­ter­ro­ga­tion and could not board her flight.

“Her flight was sched­uled to de­part at 4:55am and she had ap­proached for se­cu­rity check around 1am. Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, se­nior of­fi­cers were called in and she was taken away for in­ter­ro­ga­tion,” said a se­nior of­fi­cer of Cen­tral In­dus­trial Se­cu­rity Force (CISF).

Ac­cord­ing to an air­port of­fi­cial, a CISF staff was frisk­ing the pas­sen­ger when the woman shouted at them, “Aap kya check kar rahe ho, mere paas bomb hai?” (What are you check­ing? I have a bomb?).

“The CISF staff alerted her se­niors, who later reached the spot and took her away for in­ter­ro­ga­tion. Her bag­gage and a co-pas­sen­ger trav­el­ling with her were also off­loaded. She was sub­jected to a pat-down search and her bag­gage was scanned thor­oughly. But noth­ing sus­pi­cious was found. Fol­low­ing this, the sus­pect and co-pas­sen­ger were handed over to the lo­cal po­lice,” the of­fi­cer added.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, they in­ter­ro­gated the pas­sen­ger and found that the woman shouted the word ‘bomb’ out of frus­tra­tion. “A di­ary en­try was made and they were let off,” a Delhi Po­lice of­fi­cer said.

In Fe­bru­ary 2016, a Del­hibased ex­porter and his friend were off­loaded af­ter he claimed he was car­ry­ing ‘bomb’ in the same flight in which SPG-pro­tected Priyanka Gandhi was also trav­el­ling. The air­craft was checked for ex­plo­sives and de­parted 90 min­utes late.

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