NEW DELHI: A passenger travelling in a GoAir flight would have never thought that he would have to go through a gruelling interrogation for just carrying a power bank. The ordeal of the passenger began when he was stopped from boarding the Delhi to Ahmedabad flight after a hand grenade like article was found in his luggage on Tuesday.
Upon investigation, it was found that the object was not anything bomb but a power bank which looked like a hand grenade.
After interrogation, the passenger was later allowed to board the flight. "One passenger, who was scheduled to travel from Delhi to Ahmedabad, was a carrying hand grenade-shaped power bank on Tuesday", a GoAir spokesperson said.
The incident took place at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in Delhi.
While some on social media got angry, others laughed it off
He should have been barred from flying. Is it a joke to carry such toys?
— Shantinath Chaudhary (@shantihp) January 24, 2018
They should be banned right away. I am surprised how govt. even allow such things to be made.
— Vaibhav Kumar (@_vaibhavkmr) January 24, 2018
Imagine the passenger saying to the officials: "Its a prank.Wo dekhein camera laga hai, haath hila dein."
— Anas Khan (@anaskhan1997) January 24, 2018
A similar incident had taken place in September 2017 when a power bank had caused a minor scare at the Indigo domestic cargo terminal at Delhi's IGI airport. During the screening of a consignment, a suspicious image was detected. During investigation it was found that the object was a power bank covered in clay.