Indigo passenger detained over ‘flight is hijacked’ remark at Srinagar airport

Reports said the passenger, a resident of Punjab, was handed over to the police by the airport authorities after the crew lodged a formal complaint against him.

A passenger was detained on Tuesday at Srinagar airport after he shouted that the flight has been hijacked and that the “passengers need not untie their seat belts”.

Reports said the passenger, a resident of Punjab, was handed over to the police by the airport authorities after the crew lodged a formal complaint against him.

While the Chandigarh-Srinagar flight was landing at the airport, the passenger shouted that the passengers shouldn’t untie their seat belts as the flight was hijacked, said the report.

It was not immediately known why the passenger made the remark.