Release Ajmal Kasab, or Jet Airways plane will be hijacked: caller to airliner

Jet Airways Hijack

A hijack threat call delayed the departure of a Jet Airways flight from here to Bangalore this afternoon.

According to sources, the airline received a threat with the caller saying that unless the Mumbai attack terror convict Ajmal Kasab was not released, the aircraft would be hijacked.

The Mumbai-Bangalore flight 2301 was delayed by over two hours after a call centre of the carrier received an anonymous call that the aircraft would be hijacked, Mumbai airport sources said.

The call was received around 3:40 pm, 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the flight with around 50 passengers and crew.

The aircraft was moved to a remote parking bay and checks were being carried out as per the standard operating procedure, the sources said.

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