AI flight stowaway sent to six-day police remand

Habib Hussain, who hid in a toilet on an Air India Haj charter flight from Saudi Arabia to return to the country, was Sunday night remanded to six-day police custody.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2009, 21:40 PM IST

Jaipur: Habib Hussain, who hid in a toilet
on an Air India Haj charter flight from Saudi Arabia to return
to the country, was Sunday night remanded to six-day police
custody.

The stowaway was produced before a magistrate in the
city, who remanded him in six-day police custody, SP (Jaipur-
East) B G Joseph said.

He was arrested here last night and booked under
Passport Act. Preliminary interrogation has not revealed any
intention to cause any harm, a police source said in Jaipur.

Hussain will be produced before the court on January 2,
2010 after the remand, the SP said.

He hailed from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh and was
working as a cleaner at Medina airport with a Saudi ground
handling company. He managed to board the flight without
ticket and passport on the pretext of cleaning it.

PTI