Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Israeli national arrested for carrying cartridges; permitted to return to Israel

Despite the chargesheet not being filed against an Israeli for possession of live cartridges and a magazine, the Bombay High Court has permitted Noa Haviv (29) to return to her homeland.
Taking an exception in the case, Justice Roshan Dalvi on Monday directed the police to release her passport in order to facilitate her return. Haviv, a German descent, has another German passport which will remain in the custody of police.
Haviv was arrested at the Sahara international airport on September 21 after she landed from Tel Aviv. When her baggage was being scanned before boarding a Jet Airways flight for Delhi, 16 cartridges and a magazine were discovered. She was later released on bail on September 26 against Rs 15,000.
Her advocate Haresh Jagtiani said that by mistake Haviv had taken her brother's bag, which contained the cartridges, who holds a valid license in Israel.
30/10/06 Urvi Jappi/Hindustan Times