Jaipur, Dec.25: In a major security breach, an Indian national working as a cleaner at Medina airport in Saudi Arabia managed to travel on an Air India flight, carrying 273 Haj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to India, hiding in the toilet of the aircraft.
26-year-old Habib from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh told the police that the contractor who employed him there had taken away his passport and harassed him. Finding no other way out to return home, he sneaked into the Air India flight to Jaipur.
Habib’s presence came to light about half an hour after the flight took off from Medina when a passenger went to the toilet.
During questioning by the cabin crew, it was ascertained that it was a case of stow-away and Habib did not intend to harm anybody.
However, the captain of the flight had alerted the ATC in Jaipur where police arrested him.
The man is being questioned by the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Operation Group of Rajasthan police, officials said.