Man charged with Mumbai airport bomb threat 'said Bombay'

An Indian man charged with making an airport bomb hazard says he became misheard whilst asking about his Bombay-to-Delhi flight.

Vinod Moorjani, 45, is accused of pronouncing "bomb hai" [there is a bomb] during a name with the government at Mumbai International Airport on Sunday.

But he says he changed into asking approximately the popularity of his "Bom-Del" flight. Mumbai was previously known as Bombay.

Officials say Mr Moorjani made the decision after turning into pissed off with delays.

Police believe he meant to disrupt outgoing flights so he might now not miss his connection in Rome, the Press Trust of India reviews.

An reputable instructed the information employer that he become touring from Mumbai to Virginia with his spouse and children.

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"Before the operator ought to pay attention more from Moorjani, he hung up the decision, and then the operator alerted her seniors, who knowledgeable the police", the authentic brought.

But Mr Moorjani, a businessman and CEO of a US organization, says he hung up due to a disturbance at the cellphone line.

He has appeared in court docket charged with criminal intimidation and other offences.