Jet Airways offloads India passenger over 'terrorist' joke

A passenger on a home Indian flight become offloaded and detained after he photographed himself and used a caption that covered the word "terrorist".

Yogvedant Poddar had allegedly covered half of his face with a handkerchief and captioned the image: "Terrorist on flight, I break girls's hearts".

A co-passenger, who glimpsed the image, alerted the crew on the Jet Airways flight from Kolkata to Mumbai.

Mr Poddar turned into going to send the picture to a pal over Snapchat, police said.

The pilot became forced to show back at the tarmac in order that security officers should take the passenger into custody.

In a assertion, airport officers said they detained Mr Poddar, who's in his 20s, for "mischievous activity on board" as he was observed the usage of language "which become inferred as a security chance".His father instructed nearby media that Mr Poddar "changed into indulging in a prank".

The flight, which had more than 100 passengers on board, was behind schedule with the aid of approximately an hour and a 1/2.