IndiGo officials offload passenger for 'bomb' remark
Chennai : IndiGo airlines, reportedly, offloaded a passenger after he questioned strict security measure and mentioned the word "bomb" to airline staff.
"Am I carrying a bomb in my bag?" the passenger identified as Alex Mathew resident of Pathanamthitta, Kerala reportedly told the airline staff at Chennai Airport on Tuesday.
IndiGo Airlines has confirmed the incident at the Chennai Airport about 1930 hours during Secondary Ladder Point Security or SLPC of the Indigo flight from Cochin to Bhubaneswar.
The SLPC check involves a final round of checking of passengers and their belongings once the mandatory checks of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is completed. It is done by the airline officials just when the passengers are about to board the aircraft. The check involves a second round of frisking and hand baggage inspection near the boarding point.
Instantly, a dog squad and bomb diffusal team rushed to the spot. After inspection of the luggage and the passenger, the call was declared as ''Non-Specific'' after nothing suspicious was found.
The passenger was offloaded and was handed over to the local police for further action.