Lucknow Airport on High Alert as Passenger Claims Bomb on IndiGo Flight to Chennai
More details awaited.
12th October, 2019
Security measures have been amped up at Lucknow's Amausi airport on Saturday after a passenger of 'unusual behaviour' alerted the authorities of a bombing on Chennai-bound IngiGo flight.
The aircraft that was scheduled for departure at 7:45 PM was eventually held and the airport authorities conducted an inspection as per routine procedure.
The passenger, identified as Piyush Verma, who arrived at the airport on Saturday to take a flight to Delhi later, first informed the guards at security check about a possible bomb on the IndiGo flight. He was then taken aside for interrogation at the airport after displaying suspicious behaviour, the authorities said.
'During interrogation, he said there is a bomb on a Chennai bound IndiGo flight, that was scheduled to depart at 7:25 PM,' the staff at Lucknow Airport added.
As a result, all authorities at the Lucknow airport have been alerted, and actions are being taken accordingly. More details awaited.