Delhi-Dubai Flight: Uttarakhand’s 13-Yr-Old Teen Nabbed For Hoax Bomb Threat Mail

Another teen found behind hoax bomb threat for flights.

by Deeplata Garde
Delhi-Dubai Flight: Uttarakhand’s 13-Yr-Old Teen Nabbed For Hoax Bomb Threat Mail

A 13-year-old boy from Uttarakhand found himself in serious trouble after allegedly sending a hoax bomb threat email to the Delhi airport. His false claim indicated the presence of explosives inside a Dubai-bound flight. This article delves into the details of this unusual incident and its broader implications.

The Unlikely Prankster Behind The Bomb Threat On Dubai-Bound Flight

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Usha Rangnani disclosed that the young boy sent the threat email “just for fun.” He was influenced by news of another teenager who had recently made a similar hoax call. On June 17, the Delhi Airport received the alarming email, prompting an immediate high alert. Authorities implemented a full emergency response to ensure the safety of passengers. Following thorough verification, officials confirmed that the threat was a hoax.

Rangnani stated, “The guidelines and protocol in the SOP were properly followed to ensure the safety and security of the passengers at the airport.” The incident set off a chain reaction of safety protocols designed to protect lives, demonstrating the serious nature of such threats, even when unfounded. An FIR was promptly lodged, and an investigation commenced. Detectives traced the email to Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. A technical probe precisely identified the boy’s location.

Caught in the Act

ayodhya airport delhi-ayodhya flight service
Credits: Canva

A team was quickly dispatched to Pithoragarh and apprehended the boy responsible for bomb threat mail. During questioning, he admitted to using a mobile phone, provided by his parents for educational purposes, to send the hoax email. Fearing the consequences, he deleted his email ID immediately after sending the threat. He also concealed his actions from his parents, who were unaware of his prank.

The police subsequently handed the boy over to his parents. Rangnani urged the public to refrain from making hoax calls. She emphasised that such actions, even if intended as amusement, can result in severe legal repercussions, including imprisonment. This incident highlights the critical importance of understanding the serious implications of one’s actions, particularly in a digital age where communication can have far-reaching and immediate consequences.

Also Read: From Heatwave In Oman To Bomb-Hoax On Dubai-Bound Plane, 6 UAE Updates For You

To Sum It Up

World's Busiest Airports
Picture credit- Wikimedia Commons

This incident underscores the potential mischief that can arise when young individuals seek thrills without understanding the possible consequences. The boy from Uttarakhand thought he was engaging in harmless fun, yet his hoax bomb threat caused widespread alarm and mobilised significant resources. The episode is a stark reminder of the serious implications of such pranks and the necessity for responsibility, even in moments of youthful indiscretion.

Parents and guardians play a crucial role in guiding young individuals about the responsible use of technology. Educational institutions can also contribute by teaching students about digital communications’ legal and moral responsibilities. Ultimately, this case highlights the need for a collective effort to prevent similar incidents in the future, ensuring that young people understand the weight of their actions in an increasingly interconnected world.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva Stock Images

For more such snackable content, interesting discoveries and the latest updates on food, travel and experiences in your city, download the Curly Tales App. Download HERE.