Man threatens to blow up flight, held
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Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested Tuesday a Bhendi Bazaar resident for allegedly calling the domestic airport and threatening to blow up a flight.
Kabir Hussain (38) was arrested by unit 8 of crime branch at around 4 pm.
Police said he made the hoax call Monday and said the map of the airport would change between 7 and 10 pm, as a bomb had been planted on the premises.
Several man hours were wasted in a search of the airport that was carried out following the threat.
"We found that the number was registered in the name of an employee of a five-star hotel, but could not find further evidence against the caller. On Tuesday, we received a tip-off and picked up Hussain from Vile Parle. After finding the phone used in the crime in his possession, we placed him under arrest," said an officer.
Hussain runs a recruitment agency in Mumbra and had come to the airport Monday to meet an agent who was supposed to pay him some money.