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MTV VJ Clince Varghese's 'happy bomb' on board Jet Airways flight lands him in soup at Kochi Airport

Varghese, a native of Thrissur who resides in Mumbai and said to be working for MTV as a VJ for a motorsports show, has allegedly shot the video in a playful manner during his boarding formalities.

Published: 13th November 2017 04:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2017 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

A Jet Airways flight (File | Reuters)

By Express News Service

KOCHI: A Mumbai-based video jockey who works for MTV landed in a soup here after he allegedly shot a mobile video at Cochin International Airport claiming that the Jet Airways flight on which he was about to go would be hijacked using 'happy bomb' on Monday.

Clince Varghese, a native of Thrissur who resides in Mumbai and said to be working for MTV as a VJ for a motorsports show, has allegedly shot the video in a playful manner during his boarding formalities. But it cost him dear as the security personnel who took note of the incident, detained him along with the mobile. 

On inspection, the officials found that he shared the same with his friend who already boarded the Kochi-Mumbai Jet Airways flight.

According to a CIAL officials, the accused had shot a mobile video claiming that the Kochi-Mumbai Jet Airways flight scheduled to leave the airport by 12.05 pm would be hijacked using the 'happy bomb' and the security personnel, who took note of the incident, detained the passenger. 

Later, all the passengers who boarded the flight were deplaned and screened as part of ensuring the safety of the passengers and the flight took off by 1.45 pm after completing all the security formalities.

The man under custody was later handed over to the airport police, Nedumbasherry, for detailed interrogation.

According to preliminary interrogation, Viswanathan A K, Sub Inspector, Airport Police station, it is suspected that he shot the mobile video in a playful manner as his mobile has several such videos.

However, the police are cross-checking his statements and details he provided. 

Whether a case would be registered or not would be decided based on the final analysis of the interrogation, he said.


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