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Stowaway booked under Passport Act, interrogation on

Source: PTI
December 27, 2009 14:30 IST
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An Indian man who managed to board an Air India flight at Medina in Saudi Arabia without ticket or passport and hid in the toilet to travel Jaipur, has been booked under the Passport Act even as his interrogation so far has not revealed any intention to cause any harm.

"Jaipur Police, ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) and SOG (Special Operation Group) of Rajasthan Police are interrogating the man and officials of Military Intelligence will also interrogate him," a police source said.

In a major security breach, Habib Husain (25) from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, who was working at Medina airport with a Saudi ground handling company, got into the plane which returned to Jaipur on Friday night and hid in the toilet. His presence came to light about half an hour after the flight took off from Medina when a passenger went to the toilet.

His family members would arrive from Moradabad by this evening, sources said.

"Investigation so far reveals that his aim was just to escape from his employer in Medina and get back home. But at the same time, this is a very serious thing which could put passengers' lives at stake," an official said.

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