Cochin: Airport authorities detain man after hijack threat

Cochin: Airport authorities detain man after hijack threat

Cochin: Airport authorities detain man after hijack threat

A native of Thrissur, Clins Varghese, was arrested by the Nedumbassery police on Monday after he was found shooting a video claiming that the airplane on which he was about to travel to Mumbai would be hijacked. Varghese, who is known as Selfie King, was taken into custody after an employee of the airline at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) overheard Varghese talking about a "happy bomb".

(Representational Image) TWO persons from Thane were held at the Cochin International Airport on Monday afternoon after they allegedly threatened to "hijack" a Mumbai-bound plane , As Reported By IE. Last month, a millionaire business was booked for planting a note threatening a bomb and a hijack in the plane's toilet.

He also informed his friend, who had already boarded the flight, about the message, the spokesman said.

Varghese's baggage was checked thoroughly.

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A Jet Airways worker overheard Varghese saying he had a "happy bomb" and informed a personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force. The Mumbai-based anchor, Clince Varghese, 26, and his male friend have been detained for questioning. He said the two men had come to Alappuzha to attend a wedding.

Later, all the passengers who boarded the flight were deplaned and screened as part of ensuring the safety of the passengers and the flight took off by 1.45 pm after completing all the security formalities.

The Jet Airways issued a statement saying, "The airline has informed relevant authority of the same for further necessary action and has offered full cooperation".

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