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Jet flyer offloaded after posting alarming message on social media

November 27, 2018

A 21-year-old man was deplaned and taken into custody at the Kolkata airport by after he allegedly uploaded a social media post from inside the aircraft with the word - "terrorist".

The youth has been identified as Yog Vedan Poddar He had covered his face with a handkerchief and taken a picture and captioned it - "Terrorist on flight, I destroy women's hearts".

A co-passenger saw the post and told the crew of the Kolkata-Mumbai flight that the young man had made the post. This created panic especially because it was also the anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks.

The pilot took the plane back to the airport and the flight was delayed by an hour. The young man was questioned by the police, who later said.

The youth refused to show his mobile phone to the air hostess. Then, the CISF personnel found that he had made the post, where he took a selfie with his face covered and wrote those words. We are now checking his antecedents. - Kolkata Police,

The young man lives in east Kolkata and told the police he was playing a joke with his friends. His father also said that he was "indulging in a prank."

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