22-YO Drunk Goa’s MOPA Airport Employee Creates Fake Bomb Scare; Arrested

by Mallika Khurana
22-YO Drunk Goa’s MOPA Airport Employee Creates Fake Bomb Scare; Arrested

A 22-year-old man in Goa who worked at Manohar International Airport was allegedly involved in a serious legal situation after making a hoax call about a bomb planted at the airport. On a Saturday afternoon, a distressing call was received by the police control room at the airport. At around 4.45 pm, the caller claimed that there was a bomb “at the airport.” When the call came in, a high-alert response was immediately set off.  Both the Manohar International Airport in Mopa and the Dabolim Airport in Vasco had security measures put in place as a result of the 

An Employee At The Goa Airport Made A Hoax Bomb Call

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As the authorities diligently looked into the concerning call, it soon became clear that the bomb threat was unfounded and that the alarm had been false. Soon, the attention turned to finding and arresting the person who made it. Later, the Mopa police were successful in tracing the hoax call back to a man named Kundan Kumar.  Kumar was working at the airport where the traumatic call had been made at the time of the incident.

According to reports, Kumar, a Bihar native, acknowledged making the call while intoxicated during questioning. His admission revealed the reasoning behind the upsetting deed, which has now gotten him into legal trouble. Later, Kundan Kumar was accused of violating several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in a First Information Report (FIR) that was filed against him. Inciting fear or alarm in the public was covered by Section 505(1)(b) and criminal intimidation was covered by Section 506(ii). Criminal intimidation through anonymous communication was covered by Section 507.

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The Police Department Conducted A Thorough Investigation

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Following his admission, law enforcement swiftly detained Kumar, and additional inquiries were conducted to delve further into the purpose and ramifications of the hoax call. The authorities vowed to carry out a thorough investigation to make sure that such careless actions with potential consequences for public safety were not left unpunished. The incident served as a sobering reminder of the seriousness of making false bomb threats. It can not only disturb public order and cause panic ut also consumes valuable resources. In addition to seriously endangering public safety, such behaviour can also have negative legal repercussions.

The incident demonstrated how crucial it is to maintain watchfulness and exercise the utmost care when handling security-related issues. 

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