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Indian passenger jailed for bomb hoax at Dubai airport

Man made false call to police from his hotel room while drinking alcohol

Indian passenger jailed for bomb hoax at Dubai airport
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An Indian passenger who made a hoax call to Dubai Police on New Year’s Eve, claiming there was a bomb about to explode in Dubai International Airport, was jailed for a month and fined AED2,000 ($544), Indian media reported.

The 36-year-old was transiting through Dubai and made the call to Dubai Police control room on December 31 from his hotel.

Police traced the call to the room and the male Indian national, who had been drinking at the time of the incident, admitted the call was a hoax and was arrested.

Ahmed 5 years ago

Just a month in jail and AED 2,000?

shouldn't it be like 6 months jail and AED 100,000 fine?

Shoukry 5 years ago

I agree there should be a strong message from the authorities with jail and penalties mentioned here.