A chartered accountant, arrested for allegedly creating a hijack scare onboard an Indigo aircraft, was on Monday sent by a Delhi court to judicial custody till February 28.
The court of Additional Sessions Judge I S Mehta, specially-designated under the Suppression of Unlawful Act Against Safety Of Civil Aviation Act, remanded the accused Jitender Kumar Mohla to judicial custody for 14 days.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) was also allowed to interrogate the accused by the designated court for one hour as it submitted the investigation in the matter has been transferred to it.
Mohla, 42, has been booked under Section 3(1)(d) of the Suppression of Unlawful Act Against Safety Of Civil Aviation Act, which concerns communicating information knowing to be false so as to endanger the safety of an aircraft in flight, carrying life term as the maximum sentence, besides being slapped with various provisions of the IPC.
The accused was arrested on January two for allegedly creating ruckus inside the aircraft, forcing its emergency landing the previous evening.
Meanwhile, the counsel for accused H S Phoolka and Sharad Kapoor also moved the application for bail before the court which put it up for hearing for February 28.