Two passengers held for ‘nuclear bomb’ threat at Delhi airport

- April 8, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The incident occurred when passengers were about to board an Akasa Air flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad

The Delhi Police has arrested two men at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for making a statement about carrying a nuclear bomb, officials said on Monday.

The incident occurred on April 5 when Jignesh Malani and Kashyap Kumar Lalani, residents of Rajkot in Gujarat, objected to being frisked by the security staff before boarding an Ahmedabad-bound flight, the police said.

According to the FIR filed by an airline official, the duo questioned the security staff, asking, “What if I have a nuclear bomb?”

Malani and Lalani were detained as they posed a security threat to the aircraft and its passengers, a senior police official stated.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Usha Rangani mentioned that the investigation revealed the accused are contractors in the construction sector.

“They had travelled to Dwarka in Delhi to meet a business associate regarding a purchase. After their arrests, they were released on bail, and the investigation is ongoing,” the DCP explained. (With inputs from PTI)