Love-struck Indian jailed for life over mock hijack

Ninja'd

A Djinn
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
46,103
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/love-struck-indian-jailed-for-life-over-mock-hijack-1.1560345700085

AHMEDABAD: A businessman who mockingly threatened to hijack a plane to persuade his lover to quit her airline job and settle with him has been sentenced to life by an Indian anti-terrorism court.

The court in Ahmedabad found Birju Salla guilty Tuesday of planting a threat letter in the toilet of a Jet Airways flight between Mumbai and Delhi in October 2017.

The note claimed hijackers and bombs were on board and demanded that the plane be diverted to Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Pilots landed the plane in Ahmedabad in western India where the 38-year-old, a regular business class customer with the now-defunct Jet Airlines, was detained.

He was the first person to be convicted under new stringent anti-hijacking laws that carries a minimum of life in prison and a maximum penalty of death.

Special judge M.K. Dave said the actions caused mental stress and unimaginable trauma to passengers and crew and fined Salla 50 million rupees (US$178,000).

This will be distributed among those on board, with the 116 passengers receiving 25,000 rupees, the pilots 100,000 rupees and cabin crew 50,000 rupees.

Salla, who was already married at the time, secretly wedded the airline stewardess from Delhi and wanted her to shift to Mumbai but she had refused.

He planned the mock hijack in an apparent attempt to defame the airlines and shut down their Delhi-Mumbai operations, which could have left his lover jobless.
 

Gnome

Executive Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2005
Messages
5,774
Why you mustn’t watch romcoms
If by romcom you mean something akin to "You" then sure.
He not only wanted her to lose her job, he was happy to destroy anyone in his path to accomplish what he wanted regardless of the consequences to them.
The guy is sociopath.
 

Neoprod

Honorary Master
Joined
May 21, 2004
Messages
16,865
Mobb Deep were right...ain't no such things as halfway crooks.
 

konfab

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 23, 2008
Messages
20,858
What is wrong with just asking her for bobs and vagene?
 

Cray

Honorary Master
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
19,785
Pilots landed the plane in Ahmedabad in western India where the 38-year-old, a regular business class customer with the now-defunct Jet Airlines, was detained.
Last flight of his life probably, should have gone 1st class...
 

surface

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2006
Messages
5,885
Quite tough sentence. Life sentence really means Life in India as far as I remember. Not sure if things have changed - there could be exceptions like possibility of parole after 20 years of good conduct or something.
 
Top