New Delhi: Drunk man 'hijacks' taxi to enter Indira Gandhi International Airport

18 August 2018, 10:00 AM
New Delhi: Drunk man 'hijacks' taxi to enter Indira Gandhi International Airport  (Representational Image)
New Delhi: Drunk man 'hijacks' taxi to enter Indira Gandhi International Airport (Representational Image)

In an alerting incident, a drunk passenger attempted to ‘hijack’ a cab he was travelling in to enter the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The man was immediately caught by the alert team of CISF. Two shots of bullets were fired to dissuade him, officials said. The high security at the airport for the Independence Day was enough to defer any major incident. A PCR call was received regarding a shooting incident near the Terminal 3, the officials said.

The incident happened on Thursday night but came to light after the police officially confirmed the news.

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“The cab driver stepped out after being stopped by the officers. However, the passenger immediately took the driver’s seat and tried to steer the car through the gate. He was overpowered by CISF officers. During the scuffle, the officers fired two shots in the air,” a senior police officer said.

“He was not in his senses,” the officer said, adding that he could not provide proper reason of wanting to gain entry.

The accused have been identified as Shankar, aged 27, a resident of Sangam Vihar, New Delhi and has been booked under relevant section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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“He has been booked under sections 186, 353 and 332 of IPC and investigations are on,” the police said.

Earlier on Tuesday, a man was arrested for shouting “bomb” while waiting for the boarding gate. While, an Italian man was handed over to Delhi police for carrying an unauthorised satellite phone, a CISF officer said.

First Published: Saturday, August 18, 2018 08:58 AM
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