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Indian Man Given Life Sentence For Hijack Scare

Jitender Kumar Mohla claimed he had infected needles and a gun onboard a flight in 2009

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A chartered accountant was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for triggering a mid-air hijack scare in February 2009 by claiming aboard a Goa-Delhi Indigo airlines flight that he had infected needles and a gun.

"The accused Jitender Kumar Mohla is awarded life imprisonment under section 3(1)(d) of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation," District Judge I S Mehta said.

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