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