Snapchat selfie sparks terror scare on Indian flight

28 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Snapchat selfie sparks terror scare on Indian flight

A passenger was taken off an Indian plane and detained for questioning after he posted a photo of himself on Snapchat alongside the word “terrorist”, officials said Tuesday, reports AFP.

Yogvedant Poddar, 21, was removed from the Jet Airways flight after a passenger spotted him typing “Terrorist on flight, I destroy women’s hearts” into his phone.

The caption accompanied a photo he had taken of himself which showed half of his face covered with a handkerchief, Kolkata deputy police commissioner Avvaru Ravindranath told AFP. Irish national Benjamin Plackett was sitting behind Poddar

  on the Monday Kolkata to Mumbai service flight and alerted the cabin crew as the plane was being prepared for take-off.

Poddar was taken off the flight and detained for almost ten hours before being let go without charge, Ravindranath said.