The Mumbai International Airport received an email warning about a bomb on an IndiGo airplane, informed officials on October 2. Following the bomb scare, security has been tightened at the airport. The information has been termed a “hoax”. The flight which was mentioned in the mail, was delayed and checked thoroughly. After dismissing the claims, the flight continued to take off and land at Ahmedabad without any hassle.
Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport recieved a bomb threat via letter, which was found in the lavatory of a flight. However, after thorough search, it was concluded that the search was nothing but a hoax. The letter warned that a bomb had been planted, and left all the officials in panic mode. The letter read, "Don't land. There is a bomb on this plane".
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The Birsa Munda Airport in Jharkhand's Ranchi received a bomb threat from an unknown person on July 28. The security officials upon receiving the threat, conducted a thorough search, and found nothing suspicious. The airport then declared the threat, a "hoax". Notably, Birsa Munda Airport has been ranked high in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) survey.
The Mumbai Police on May 30 arrested Nagpur-based farmer Sagar Mandhre for making a threat call claiming of planting a bomb at the Maharashtra government secretariat. Upon interrogation, the farmer confessed to have planned the hoax to draw the administration's attention for compensation of the acquired land. Claiming to be a bone-disease patient, Mandhre said he needed money for his treatment. Earlier, he had given multiple threats of… read-more
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Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) found a suspicious toy-like object wrapped in polythene on April 5. A dog squad and bomb diffusion squad was rushed to the site. The bomb diffusion squad ruled out the possibility of it being an explosive and the surrounding areas were searched thoroughly. The location was deemed safe after the search as the area is close to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Chaos broke out at the Taj Mahal premises on March 4 after the Uttar Pradesh Police received an anonymous call claiming about a bomb planted inside the monument. The security personnel, including the Agra Police and the CISF, launched an intensive search operation immediately, evacuating all the visitors from the monument. However, after conducting a thorough search operation, the officials termed it a hoax. Meanwhile, the call has been… read-more
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Just a day after a bomb hoax call panicked a Noida-based hospital, a yet another bomb scare surfaced in Noida’s sector 63 on January 22 morning. Reportedly, the police received a call of suspicious packet on the road lying in un-owned condition outside a hospital. However, after a thorough rescue operation, the bomb disposal squad discovered that the bomb-like item was "neither an explosive nor a detonator.”
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