India starts no-fly list amid fears of misuse

The decision to institute a no-fly list follows an attack by Indian MP Ravindra Gaikwad on an airline employee last year.
The decision to institute a no-fly list follows an attack by Indian MP Ravindra Gaikwad on an airline employee last year.

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A Mumbai-based jeweller has earned the ignominious distinction of being the first person to be put on India's no-fly list, a compilation of "unruly" passengers who have been barred from flying on the country's airlines.

Mr Birju Kishore Salla, a multimillionaire, faked a hijack attempt on a Jet Airways flight last October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'India starts no-fly list amid fears of misuse'. Print Edition | Subscribe