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Flight Passenger booked for tweeting ‘hijack’ to PM Modi

A Jet Airways passenger played a prank by tweeted that the plane he is travelling was most probably hijacked in twitter ,also tagging Prime Minister Modi.

The passenger tweeted After a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight was diverted to Jaipur reportedly due to bad weather conditions and air traffic congestion.

The tweet said “@narendramodi sir we have been in jet airways flight for past 3 hrs , looks like hijacked, pl help 9W355,” the passenger, who had boarded from Mumbai, written on Twitter on Thursday.

Following up on his tweet, airport security officials immediately conducted a thorough search at the Jaipur airport. The passenger too was offloaded and questioned. Flight 9W355, carrying 176 people on board, was delayed by a few hours due to the diversion.

Soon after the aircraft landed, security agencies carried out a thorough check of the aircraft. The aircraft took off for Delhi without the passenger who had sent the officials and the security agencies into a tizzy with his tweet.

Verma was arrested after questioning late last night. “He has been booked under under IPC section 505 (statements conducing public mischief),” said SHO Sanganer Shivratan Godara.

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