SC dismisses chartered accountant`s bail plea

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 22:35

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday
dismissed the bail plea of a chartered accountant who had
created a mid-air panic by claiming to have hijacked a
Goa-Delhi Indigo flight and threatened to attack the crew and
passengers with infected needles.

A bench of Justices P Sathasivam and H L Dattu
dismissed the appeal filed by accused Jitender Kumar Mohla
through counsel Jagjit Singh Chhabra.

The apex court found no merit in the plea of Mohla
that there was no prima facie material to substantiate the
charge that he was guilty of hijacking the aircraft.

Mohla, a chartered accountant by profession, had on
February 1, 2009, while on a flight from Goa to Delhi,
allegedly went to the cockpit and created a panic that he has
hijacked the place.

He also warned the crew that he was one of the
accused in the infamous Kandahar hijacking of an Indian
Airlines plane in 1999 and was carrying needles with which he
would infect others if they resisted him.

However, he was overpowered by the crew and others. He
was arrested on February 2.

The accused`s bail application was rejected by the
sessions court and the Delhi High Court, after which he had
appealed in the apex court.


First Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 22:35

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