Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hijack hoax on Jet Airways flight: Gujarat Police raid accused’s office, residence

Mumbai: A day after South Mumbai resident and businessman Birju Kishore Salla was arrested after he left a note onboard a Jet Airways flight bound for Delhi from Mumbai, warning that there were hijackers and explosives onboard, a Gujarat Police team raided his office and residence on Tuesday.
According to sources, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch team began its searches at Salla’s office in Zaveri Bazar at 7.30 am. The searches, which were also conducted at Shreepati Arcade on Grant Road where he lives, went on till 10 am. “The probe found that the businessman printed the letter a day before the incident using his office computer and printer; both have been confiscated,” said a source.
Salla, a millionaire, is the son of a reputed Mumbai jeweller, said sources.Sources said last year Salla had complained that he had found a bug in his business class meal in the same airline. But, the sources added, the investigators suspect this allegation too was false.
01/11/17/ Indian Express