A passenger travelling on a Mumbai-bound Jet airways was apprehended at the Kolkata airport on Monday.
The man allegedly made a social media post which said that he is a “terrorist on board”.
The incident triggered panic as it coincided with the anniversary of the terror attacks in Mumbai ten years ago.
He has been taken in for questioning.
According to unconfirmed reports, a co-passenger informed the crew of the Kolkata-Mumbai flight that the youth made the post.
The pilot contacted the air traffic control and took the plane back to the tarmac.
The incident happened around 8:20 am.
First Published: Nov 26, 2018 11:29 IST