Jet Airways kicks off passenger for making terrorism joke
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A passenger on a domestic Indian flight was detained after he photographed himself and used a caption that included the word “terrorist”.
A passenger travelling on a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was arrested after he joked about being a “terrorist” while on-board.
Yogvedant Poddar had allegedly covered half of his face with a handkerchief and uploaded a photograph on Snapchat, captioning the photo with “Terrorist on flight, I destroy women’s hearts”.
A fellow passenger, who glimpsed the photo, alerted the crew.
One of the attendants then passed the warning along to the pilot, who contacted air traffic controllers.
“Mr Yogvedant Poddar was disembarked and was taken in custody of security department of Jet Airways,” an airport spokesperson said.
“The passenger was found chatting on the messaging app Snapchat and using language which was inferred as a security threat.”
During interrogation, Poddar revealed that he had sent the message to six of his friends, and it was nothing more than a joke.
The flight, which had a scheduled departure time of 9.15 am finally took off from Kolkata after a delay of 1 hour and 10 minutes.