The Hush Post | 8:19 pm | One-minute read |
Ditched in love, a Hyderabad man got drunk and then raised a false alarm of a bomb in two planes flying from Hyderabad to Chennai. The lovelorn sales executive’s hoax sent the security personnel at Hyderabad airport into a tizzy as Home Minister Amit Shah was to visit the city on Saturday. However, in due course of time it became evident that the threat was a hoax.
24-year-old KV Vishwanathan works as a sales executive in Secunderabad. He walked up to the security personnel at the city’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and gave them false information about a bomb threat to two Chennai-bound flights. Soon, bomb disposal squads, police teams and CISF personnel rushed to the two flights and carried out a thorough inspection.
‘HEARTBROKEN AND DRUNK’
After the threat came out to be a hoax, the RGI airport police of Cyberabad Commissionerate immediately took Vishwanathan into custody. Law enforcement agencies in Hyderabad booked Vishwanathan.
Upon interrogation, Vishwanathan said he was heartbroken and drunk hence he gave the CISF a false tip. He had arrived at the RGI airport in the wee hours of Saturday and went straight to one of the bars where he consumed alcohol. At 6 in the morning while he was walking back to the bar from a smoking zone, he told two CISF personnel that there is a bomb threat to two Chennai-bound flights, Indigo 6E 188 and True Jet 2T 201.
MAN SENT TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR HOAX
Notably, last month a NIA court in Ahmedabad had sentenced a Mumbai-based businessman to life imprisonment for leaving a hijack threat note on a Jet Airways plane in October 2017. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on him.
The convict Birju Salla was having an affair with a Jet Airways employee. He planted the letter since he wanted the woman to quit her job. He hoped his act would force Jet Airways to close its Delhi operations. His girlfriend worked in the airline’s Delhi office and would have to come back to Mumbai then.