After boarding the flight with his father, Deep made the call to the PCR saying that there was a bomb on the plane, a senior police officer said.
Teams of police personnel along with the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad reached the spot and conducted a search operation, but it turned out to be a hoax call.
The accused was reportedly upset as he wanted to go home urgently to meet his pregnant wife but his ticket PNR status was not updated and airline staff asked him to get another one.
The airport conducted the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee meeting and discussed the message passed on by the caller with CISF, police and other members.
From speculation that the coronavirus was created in a lab to hoax cures, an overwhelming amount of false information clung to COVID-19 as it circled the globe in 2020.
He requested the agency to take steps to ensure that people do not suffer in the name of the hoax. The CBI has not yet responded to the FIR.
The arrested man, identified as Ganeshan, confessed that he was in an inebriated condition when he made the call.
Mehta was arrested after a multi-state chase by the Crime Branch of the Goa Police, which had been tasked to investigate the origins of the nude party posters which went viral on the social media.
CBSE had already issued public notices alerting about fake question papers of Hindi Elective, Sanskrit and Political Science, which were circulating on social media.