New Delhi, 27th January 2023: On Thursday, (January 26), a Delhi Police officer informed that a passenger on a Dubai-Jaipur flight that was diverted to Delhi’s IGI Airport due to bad weather was escorted off and arrested after tweeting “flight hijacked.”

The accused, identified as Moti Singh Rathore (29) a resident of Nagaur, Rajasthan has been booked under the Indian Penal Code’s Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 505(1)(b) (intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public), and 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication).

According to a senior police official, Rathore was on a SpiceJet flight that was diverted to Delhi on Wednesday and landed at 09.45 am.