Ahmedabad businessman in jail for suicidal joke at Mumbai airport

MUMBAI: A joke about a suicide bomber in Mumbai has brought an Ahmedabad businessman behind bars. If convicted, Atul Patel (35) faces up to six years in prison.

Patel, who was on his way to Dubai for a business meeting, allegedly told a CISF official at the international airport security checkpoint at about 10:30 pm Friday that he was a suicide bomber and asked the officer to check him. quickly.

Security was immediately adjusted at the airport when the joke came a day after the airport received an email that said explosives were being loaded on three flights, including the Air India that was forced to land in London.

The businessman faces up to 6 years in prison for the comment of a bomb

CISF officers examined Patel, who owns a travel agency, for an hour and turned him over to the police after no explosives were found. Your luggage was removed from the detection machine and thoroughly checked. When a CISF asked him to give in writing what he had told them, he wrote on a piece of paper: 'I am a suicide bomber, mujhe jaldi check kar lo' ', said an officer at the Sahar police station. He did not explain why he did this, the official added.

Patel has been reserved under sections 505 (1) of the IPC (rumor of intentions of fear) and 506 (criminal intimidation), that contemplate a maximum of six years of jail. He was brought before a local court, which kept him in police custody until July 1.

The Sahar police had just received the Law of Illegal Activities (Prevention) (UAPA) the previous day (June 27) against strangers for sending an alarm mail to Mumbai airport. The email had said that three flights were loaded with explosives.

The Air India flight from Mumbai to Newark (US) With 327 passengers flew over Ireland on Thursday, when the airline sent a message to its pilots about the threat of a sender, who claimed to be from an anti-Israel terrorist group. The source of the email is unknown. The cyber police is working to recover the Internet protocol (IP) address, said an officer at the Sahar police station.