Surinder Partap, a man claiming to be from Ludhiana, Punjab, through his posts on micro-blogging site Twitter claimed that he planted a bomb in Jet Airways flight 9W-536 going from Mumbai to Dubai.
Reportedly, the flight was landed at Muscat following this threat but no bomb or anything objectionable was found in the flight.
The Ludhiana police is now looking for Pratap who has also posted his photograph on Twitter account, claiming to be a native of Ludhiana.
Sources said that the security agencies contacted at Punjab Police headquarters at Chandigarh who later on asked Ludhiana police to look into the matter. Later in the evening the SHOs of all the police stations In Ludhiana were sent the screenshots of the Twitter and put on job to hunt for the man.
Terming this mission as ‘Operation Badla’ the man wrote, “Bomb spotted in #JetAirways 9W-536 from Mumbai to Dubai dep AT 12.25 from CSIA… Operation Badla.’ (sic)
In another tweet he also claimed to be involved in the infamous Vyapar Scam. However, with just 5 tweets and 10 followers on his account, Ludhiana police claimed that it was most probably a mischief done by the man to create a panic.
ADCP crime Mukhwinder Singh confirmed that Ludhiana police received information from Chandigarh headquarters and cyber crime team has been put on the job.
“Most probably it is fake Twitter account but even then legal action is due against accused for creating panic. We are on the job and accused will be arrested soon,” he said.