Class XII student arrested for making hoax call on plane hijack

A 20-year-old youth from Madhya Pradesh was arrested in connection a threat call made to Air India’s Thane call-centre last week. The accused, who had threatening to hijack an AI flight on Saturday, claimed that he had done it “just out of fun”.

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Representation pic

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-V, Vilas Chandanshive of Srinagar Police station, the accused was nabbed from Harda district, Madhya Pradesh, on Friday.

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He was produced before a local court which remanded him to police custody till December 2. The youth is a Class XII student. When the hoax call was received, the ATS and Intelligence Bureau had also been roped, considering the gravity of the call.

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