A Nashik-Hyderabad flight of the Alliance Air was delayed resulting from a bomb menace name acquired shortly earlier than its take-off, which later turned out to be a hoax, police stated on Sunday.
The incident passed off on Saturday night and the police later arrested the caller, who allegedly made the decision after failing to get a seat within the flight, they stated.
The flight was scheduled to take-off at eight.25 pm on Saturday from the airport right here in Maharashtra.
About 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled take-off, the Nashik rural police management room acquired a name that a bomb was planted within the aircraft, an official from Dindori police station stated.
Consequently, the passengers had been deplaned.
A police staff and the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) rushed there and checked the aircraft, however no bomb or some other suspicious factor was discovered, the official stated.
The flight later left for its vacation spot within the wee hours of Sunday, he stated.
The police arrested an individual, recognized as Pabbinedi Viresh Venkat Narayan Murthy (33), an engineer from Kakinada, in Andhra Pradesh, who had booked a ticket with the airline to go to Hyderabad.
As his ticket PNR standing was not up to date, he reached the airport the place the employees of the airline advised him to get one other ticket.
The accused, who needed to go dwelling urgently to satisfy his pregnant spouse, then had an argument with the airline’s employees, the police official stated.
He later left the airport and made the bomb menace cellphone name to the Nashik rural police management room as he was upset with the airline, the official stated.
The police checked the airport’s CCTV footage whereby they the accused was seen in dialog with the airline’s employees.
The police later tracked him by his cell phone and arrested him from Nashik metropolis, the official stated.
A case was registered in opposition to the accused below related sections of the Indian Penal Code, he added.