While the government had instituted a ‘national no fly list’ provision early last year, now a Mumbai based businessman has become the first to be put on the list.
The man had been accused of creating a hijack scare onboard a Jet Airways flight in October last year.
Incidentally, he was also the first to be booked under the stringent Anti-Hijacking Act which had replaced the vintage law of 1982.
Identified as 37-yr-old Birju Kishore Salla, he was arrested in October last year by the crime branch following the emergency landing made by the Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways plane at the Ahmedabad airport.
The landing was after the pilot was alerted about a note about hijackers and a bomb which was found in the plane’s washroom by a cabin crew.
The then Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had advised airlines to put him on the no-fly list in addition to other statutory criminal action.
Salla has been placed under the third category.>