16 June 2019
NIA Special Court in Ahmedabad recently pronounced its judgment in the Jet Hijacking Case, making the accused Birju Kishor Salla the first convict under The-Anti Hijacking Act, 2016
The question was whether by preparing and placing the threat note in the tissue- paper box in the Jet Airways Flight No.9W-339, the accused tried to unlawfully and intentionally seize control of/hijack the said Flight, and has thereby committed an offence punishable under Sections Sections 3(1), 3(2)(a) and 4(b) of the Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016? The court answered in affirmative convicting the accused under sections 3(1), 3(2)(a) and 4(b) of Anti Hijacking Act 2016 and sentenced him to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rupees 5 Crore.