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A passenger was traveling on SpiceJet flight SG8536 from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR) on December 26th. He realized that he had left his wallet on the plane after exiting the arrivals hall. He feared the next flight would take off with his wallet and didn’t feel that he was being taken serious enough, so he claimed he had a bomb in the wallet.
The man has been identified as Shreyansh Chamaria and his stupid idea is going to cost him more than a lost wallet as he has now been booked under Sections 505 (public mischief) and 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) under Indian penal code.
Police told The New Indian Express:
He was asked routine questions by the person answering the call and put on hold by an executive. Sensing that his call was not treated seriously and desperate to get his wallet back, he claimed that it had a bomb in it and to locate it immediately.”
SpiceJet alerted airport police of the situation and the Special Bomb Detection Assessment Committee was contacted. They ruled it a hoax and did not get further involved. The wallet was located shortly after Chamaria made the call, but it would do him no good as he had already been arrested.
Anthony’s Take: Some misplaced credit cards and maybe the loss of some cash is not worth going to jail over. It’s never a good idea to use the word “bomb” in an airport, let alone say that you have planted one. Just stupid on all counts.
(SpiceJet Image Credit: Skytrax.)
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