21-Year-Old Was Kicked Out Of His Flight Because He Posted A "Terrorist" Joke On Snapchat

He was released after it was determined that there was "no terror link".

Cover image via The Hindu Independent

A passenger onboard a flight from Kolkata to Mumbai was taken off the plane after he posted a selfie on Snapchat that alarmed another passenger

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On 27 November, 21-year-old Yogvedant Poddar was removed from the Jet Airways flight after posting a photo of himself showing half of his face covered with a handkerchief, Kolkata deputy police commissioner Avvaru Ravindranath told AFP.

Accompanying the photo, Poddar wrote the caption, "Terrorist on flight, I destroy women's hearts" before posting it on his Snapchat

Irish national Benjamin Plackett, who was sitting behind him, alerted the cabin crew as the plane was about to take-off.

After being "deplaned for security reasons", Poddar was detained for almost 10 hours for questioning before it was determined that there was "no terror link"

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According to Independent, Poddar was "visibly traumatised" while pleading his innocence to airport officials.

"It was a message that was meant exclusively for his friends and was not intended to threaten or hurt anyone," said a police official.

"The aircraft departed for its destination with a revised flight timing" after the necessary checks had been carried out, the airline added, according to Channel NewsAsia.

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