Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airport

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A man was arrested for allegedly making a hoax call on August 8 saying his wife was planning to trigger a bomb at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here, police said on Saturday.

The police said that the man, Nasiruddin (29), made the hoax calling stating that his wife was a "fidayeen" member and was on her way to set off the bomb at the airport.

"Nasiruddin was arrested from Delhi's Bawana area. He made the call in order to prevent his wife from leaving the country," said a senior police officer.

On August 8, the authorities at the airport had to temporarily suspend operations of international flights.

"During investigation, the accused revealed that he married Rafiya, his employee, who was now planning to leave India to work in the Gulf. When his attempts to stop her from leaving the country failed, he decided to make the call," the officer added.

--IANS

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