NEW DELHI: What comes into your mind the moment you’re the word bomb? Well, for some, they think of soldiers but for a majority, it is always terrorism; I included. The matter is escalated by the increased terrorism cases all over the world. You never know where the ISIS will hit next. Or what the Al-Qaida has in mind concerning their next target place. Who knew their heinous actions would be taken to France? We hope the France nation will heal from that incident that everyone condemned.
The point is that terrorism is wide spread and everyone has a reason to be frightened. You can never be too safe. No matter how many security personnel you walk with.
A security threat was triggered on Monday morning when a flyer carelessly uttered the word “bomb.” This was at the IGI airport during which he was being exasperated with several security checks. The carelessly mentioned word made him to be detained and a detailed security search instigated.
The security scare happened at a time when Priyanka Vadra, the daughter to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi, was set to travel. Her flight was scheduled to take off at 6.50 am. Vadra was on a journey with her daughter to Chennai. The jet in question was Jet Airways flight 9W 821. The angered man was unfortunately for him on the same jet.
The passenger underwent the normal security checks. However, it reached a time when he got irritated by the long procedures involved and asked the security personnel whether he has a question. His question, posed in the Indian language, landed him into trouble with the security officers.
By the time the incident happened, Vadra had already gone onboard into the flight. The Special Protection Group officers were manning both the inside and outside of the jet. With this kind of security restriction present, his angry question quickly caught the attention of the officers. The Delhi leather importer was without delay handed to the security personnel for further questioning.
The BTAC was put in place to treat the threat as a full-fledged bomb threat and put the craft to a detailed bomb check. BTAC stands for bomb threat assessment committee.
The passengers that had boarded the aircraft, Vadra and her daughter included, were requested to step out. The process of checking the plane as well as the baggage would cause long delays. Priyanka was thus forced to take the next available flight to Chennai. She travelled by a different airliner at 9.15 am.
On the other hand, the jet underwent the required checking and no bomb was found in it. It left for Chennai at 10 am. That was a 3 hour delay.
The BTAC is made up of Delhi Police, Civil Aviation security, Jet Airways, IGI Airport officers and Central Industrial Security.
Before a passenger is allowed to board a plane, he/she undergoes a thorough security check to ensure the safety of all the passengers. The man thus went through the normal procedures but as it turns out, not everyone can control their anger. He was later on set free and a stun warning not to utter such words again.