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Mumbai man becomes first to be put on 'no-fly list'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 20, 2018, 12:24 PM IST

File photo. Photograph:(Reuters)

In one of its first case, a 30-year-old Mumbai jeweller Birju Kishore Salla has become the first man to be put on a 'national no-fly list'.

The jeweller who usually travels in business class is said to be a repeat defaulter in airlines. 

He was detained on October 30, 2017, for allegedly planting a note in the toilet of Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Ahmedabad. 

Following this, the airline has banned him from boarding their plane for five years.

A media report quoted a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) saying that this was the first case where an Indian plane had put someone on the no-fly list.

He added that the step was taken by Jet Airways after following due procedure. 

He also said that it was the responsibility of the airline to inform other planes.

A media report stated that Salla had earlier carried a cockroach in a plane and blamed the airline.