Mumbai/Lucknow, 27th January 2024: An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow, numbered 6E 5264, experienced a temporary delay due to a bomb threat made by a passenger identified as Mohammad Ayub. The incident triggered immediate security protocols at Mumbai Airport, leading to the alteration of the flight’s departure for a thorough investigation.
Following the bomb threat claim, security officials swiftly conducted a comprehensive search of the aircraft to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew. Fortunately, the investigation yielded no evidence supporting the passenger’s claim, and the aircraft was deemed safe for travel.
Subsequently, the airport police apprehended Mohammad Ayub, a 27-year-old individual responsible for the bomb threat. A case has been registered against him under sections 506(2) and 505(1)(B) of the Indian Penal Code, reflecting the seriousness of making false threats that disrupt airline operations and endanger the safety of passengers.
The incident highlights the significance of prompt and effective security measures in responding to potential threats, even when subsequent investigations reveal no credible evidence. Authorities continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining a high level of vigilance to ensure the safety and security of air travel. Passengers are reminded to adhere to security protocols and report any suspicious activities to aviation authorities for immediate action.