2 Passengers Arrested for ‘Nuclear Bomb’ Threat at Delhi Airport

New Delhi: Two passengers travelling on an Akasa Air flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad were arrested on April 5 for allegedly making a bomb threat during security screening at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

The accused, identified as Jignesh Malan and Kashyap Kumar Lalani, reportedly questioned the security procedures and claimed they had already been checked. According to a First Information Report (FIR) filed by airport security staff, when asked to undergo frisking, one of the passengers commented, “What are you checking when it is already done?”

Security personnel politely explained that the frisking was a mandatory security measure for the safety of the aircraft and its passengers. However, the situation escalated when one of the passengers allegedly responded, “Aap kya karoge main nuclear bomb le jaa raha hun? (What would you do if I’m carrying a nuclear bomb?)”

Taking no chances with passenger safety, security officials immediately denied them boarding and alerted authorities. A case was registered under sections 182 and 505(1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for creating a public nuisance and making statements conducing to public mischief.

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