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NIA files chargesheet in Jet Airways hijacking case

By Vicky

The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet in the Jet Airways hijacking case.

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The NIA said in the chargesheet that after investigations it was found that the accused Birju Salla who travelled in the business class of the Jet Airways flight on October 30 2017 from Mumbai prepared a 'threat note' in 'English' and 'Urdu' language and intentionally placed it in the aircraft.

The NIA says that he jeopardised the safety of the passengers and crew members. During investigation, sufficient oral, documentary, technical, forensic and material evidence has been collected, the NIA further said.

Salla was arrested following the incident. Incidentally this was the first arrest under the Act which came into force in July 2017, replacing the 1982 vintage law, according to which an accused can face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment till death and his properties can be confiscated.

The man who allegedly planted a threat note on a Jet Airways flight wanted the airline to shut down. He felt that if the airline shuts down, then his girlfriend working in the Delhi office of the company would leave her job and stay with him in Mumbai. "Salla is a multi-millionaire jeweller, having a flat in a posh locality of Mumbai. He is originally from Dedan village of Amreli district.

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