Bomb, hi­jack fears ground Mum-Del flight

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Ahmed­abad: A Delhi-bound Jet Air­ways flight from Mum­bai was di­verted to Ahmed­abad in the early hours of Mon­day af­ter its pi­lot was passed on a note which said there were hi­jack­ers on board. It didn’t take the po­lice long to iden­tify the per­son who un­leashed sev­eral anx­ious hours — both for au­thor­i­ties and for pas­sen­gers.

Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion by Ahmed­abad Crime Branch, one of the pas­sen­gers on the flight, Birju Kishor Salla, a Gu­jarat na­tive from Thane, Mum­bai, re­vealed he wanted his girl­friend, who worked with the public re­la­tions sec­tion of the air­lines to quit her job. So he plot­ted to de­stroy the name of the air­lines so that it even­tu­ally shuts down. Salla thus care­fully left a note in one of the lava­tory.

Soon af­ter the flight, 9W 339, took off from Mum­bai at 2.55am, a crew mem­ber found the let­ter in the tis­sue box in­side the lava­tory, stat­ing that the air­craft had hi­jack­ers on board and it should not land in Delhi.

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