Updated June 11th, 2024 at 14:30 IST

13-Year-Old Meerut Boy Detained For Sending Hoax Bomb Threat Mail to IGI

The police said that when asked about the motive behind the mail, the teenager said that he had sent the threat mail "just for fun."

Reported by: Digital Desk
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New Delhi: A 13-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut has been detained for allegedly sending hoax bomb threat mail to Delhi's Indira Gandhi airport last week, claiming that a bomb had been placed on a Toronto-bound Air Canada flight.

The police said that when asked about the motive behind the mail, the teenager said that he had sent it "just for fun." Officials added that the boy got the idea after he saw similar news and instances on television and wanted to test if he could be traced by the authorities

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The officials further revealed that the teen boy had created a fake email ID to send the threat mail using his phone and mother's wifi connection. He immediately deleted the mail after sending the email id, they added.

Usha Rangnani, Deputy Commissioner of Police, IGI Airport said, "He also told us that the next day, he saw the hoax bomb threat news at Delhi Airport in the media and felt excited. However, he did not share any information with his parents out of fear."

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The Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital received the threat email at around 10:50 pm. The flight that was scheduled to leave for Toronto at around 10:50 pm was sent to the isolation bay.

The Delhi Police in a statement said, "On 4th June at 10.50 PM, an email was received in DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) office, IGI Airport with the threat of a bomb inside Air Canada flight which was scheduled to depart to Toronto."

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Acting swiftly, the airport authorities carried out a thorough inspection. However, nothing suspicious was found.

"Following standard security protocols, a thorough inspection was conducted and nothing suspicious was found. Legal action is under process," the statement added.

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Published June 11th, 2024 at 14:29 IST