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Man gets 15 months in jail for hoax terror call to airline

A special court in Mumbai sentenced a man to 15 months’ imprisonment for making a hoax call to an airline’s office, threatening to hijack a plane to get Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab released.

According to the Mumbai police’s crime branch, the accused Vikas Yadav (19) had called the office of Jet Airways here last year and threatened that he will be hijacking a Bangalore-bound plane to get Kasab — arrested during 26/11 terror attack and executed last year — released from the jail.

Yadav was arrested from Vapi in Gujarat in January 2013. The police seized five mobiles and five sim cards from him. A case under the Indian Penal Code and Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Civil Aviation Act was registered against him.

The prosecution relied on the call data records of the accused to prove the case.

Judge S G Dige convicted Yadav and sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs. 1,000 on him.

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