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Indian man arrested for threatening to hijack planes to Pakistan

A man from Kalajpipal in Shujalpur was arrested by the crime branch on Tuesday for allegedly threatening to hijack planes to Pakistan.

Identified as 34-year-old Ujjawal Jain, the accused had threatened to hijack planes from Bhopal and Indore airport in Madhya Pradesh to Pakistan on Tuesday. On the basis of the complaint registered by Bhopal airport officials, Gandhi Nagar police have filed a case under IPC 507.

According to the police, Raja Bhoj airport officials received an anonymous call at around 5pm and the caller threatened the officials of hijacking the plane to Pakistan without disclosing about the flight.

The accused had called the duty officer and informed him that he was planning to hijack planes from Bhopal and Indore airport. He also challenged the officials to not to come in his way,” said ASP (crime branch) Gopal Singh Dhakad.

The airport was put on high alert following his call and the Gandhi Nagar Police also started investigation on the complaint of the Airport Authority. Meanwhile, crime branch traced the call to an address in Ashoka Garden where they came to know that caller used to live there till 2014 before shifting to Shujalpur.

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“The caller was arrested in Shujalpur (about 100 km from Bhopal) and is being brought to Bhopal for further investigation,” said Dhakad. After the call, airport officials also met and decided to beef-up the security at the airport.

A Mumbai-bound flight took off from Bhopal on Tuesday evening after a strict security check.

Last month, two sisters from the Mhow cantonment in Indore were taken into custody due to suspicion of espionage after they were allegedly found to be in touch with two Pakistani nationals suspected to be operatives of that country’s spy agency, the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI).

The two of them had been on the Indian police’s and the Military Intelligence’s radar following specific inputs about their online activities involving the Pakistani nationals, the Indian Media had reported.

It was found that that the two women 25 and 30, were possibly getting phone calls from some people from Pakistan, according to the Indore Crime Branch’s ASP of Police.