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33-year-old techie behind airport bomb hoax calls


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Bangalore: A 33-year-old techie was found to be responsible for the hoax bomb call that had brought the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and the Delhi airport to a standstill on Saturday morning.

Bengaluru_Airport_Logo.svgAccording to media reports, the techie, arrested on Monday, had killed his wife and was having an affair with a married woman.

Gokul had stolen the passport of the husband of his mistress. Later, he bought his sim card in the same name and created a Facebook page which potrayed the concerned person as an ISIS follower, hoping that the page would attract the cyber police’s attention.

On being unable to follow his plans, he made hoax calls at both the airports.

According to a report in the CNN-IBN, the Bangalore Police Commissioner NS Megharikh traced the mobile number from which he made calls from his apartment.

On face value, the concerned case doesn’t look like a case of  terrorism; the miscreant’s wife died under untoward circumstances and the probity of the case is being looked over, said NS Megharikh.

Reports say that Gokul had confessed to assault his wife after which she died.

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security said they will press for an Act called Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Civil Aviation Safety Act which calls for imprisonment for life, in a bid to scuttle such acts


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Indigo Ground Staff manhandles aged Passenger at Indira Gandhi International Airport; Airline Issues Apology

Rajeev Katiyal, who arrived from Chennai, was waiting for the bus inside the airport when the incident happened.

Indira Gandhi International Airport
A passenger was assaulted and dragged on the tarmac by the staff of IndiGo airlines in Delhi. Wikimedia

New Delhi, November 8, 2017 : A passenger and the staff of IndiGo airline were involved in an altercation at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here but a compromise was reached between the two sides, police said on Tuesday.

Though police said they had received a call about an altercation, recorded footage run on news channels showed airline passenger Rajeev Katiyal and a few officials shoving each other over a bus ride inside the airport on October 15.

Katiyal, who arrived from Chennai, was waiting for the bus inside the airport when the incident happened.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia said a compromise was arrived at between Katiyal and IndiGo staff Jubi Thomas.

The airline later apologised to Katiyal and said strict action has been taken against the erring employee.

“We acknowledge the unpleasant experience our passenger went through, while engaging with our staff at the Delhi airport. Our apologies as this does not reflect our culture.

“Under the code of conduct violation, this incident was investigated and stern action taken against the staff,” a statement from IndiGo read.(IANS)