New Delhi: A 13-year-old boy has been apprehended for allegedly sending an electronic mail to the Delhi airport falsely claiming {that a} bomb had been planted in a Toronto-bound Air Canada flight, police mentioned on Tuesday.The boy despatched the risk “only for enjoyable” to verify whether or not it may very well be traced again to him or not, they mentioned.

After being apprehended, the boy was produced earlier than the Juvenile Justice Board.

“On June 4, a PCR name was acquired at 11.25 pm concerning a bomb risk e-mail for flight quantity AC043 scheduled from Delhi to Toronto on the IGI Airport police station,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Usha Rangnani mentioned.

Primarily based on the data acquired, the Delhi airport was placed on excessive alert and a full emergency was declared on the premises, she mentioned.

“Tips and protocols as per the SOP have been correctly adopted to make sure the security and safety of the passengers. After an intensive search of the flight, the risk e-mail was discovered to be a hoax,” mentioned the DCP.

On a criticism acquired from Air Canada airline, an FIR was registered within the matter, Rangnani mentioned.

“In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the mentioned electronic mail id was created hours earlier than the hoax risk was despatched and it was deleted after sending the e-mail,” she mentioned.

The investigation led the police workforce to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

“The sender of the e-mail turned out to be a 13-year-old boy,” the DCP mentioned.

Throughout questioning, the boy advised police that he acquired the thought of sending the hoax bomb risk electronic mail after seeing the information a couple of related incident on the Mumbai Airport. He needed to see whether or not or not the police would be capable of hint him if he despatched such an electronic mail, Rangnani mentioned.

She mentioned the boy created the e-mail id on his cell phone and used the Wi-Fi connection of his mom’s cell phone to ship the e-mail.

“He additionally revealed that he was very excited when he noticed the information concerning the hoax bomb risk on the Delhi airport the subsequent day however didn’t share any data together with his mother and father out of worry,” she added.

The boy has been apprehended and two cell phones used for sending the e-mail have been seized from his place, the officer mentioned. 

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