New Delhi: Three months after a businessman was arrested by the Ahmedabad police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the Ahmedabad airport for leaving a hijack threat note aboard a Jet Airways flight, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against the accused Birju Salla.

“NIA filed the chargesheet in the NIA Special Court at Ahmedabad, Gujarat in the Jet Plane Hijacking case against accused Birju Salla under section 3(1), 3(2)(a) and 4(b) of the Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016. The case was registered on 7 November in pursuance to the order of the ministry of home affairs," the NIA said in a statement.

The NIA stated that after the investigation “it has been established that accused Birju Salla who travelled in the business class of the Jet Airways flight No. 9W339 on 30 October, from Mumbai prepared a ‘threat note’ in ‘English’ and ‘Urdu’ language and he intentionally placed it in the tissue paper box of the toilet near the Business Class thereby jeopardized the safety of the passengers and crew members on board."