Monday, May 26, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Namdeo in police remand till May 31

Mumbai, May 25
CISF constable Raj Namdeo, charged with killing his senior and detaining six of his colleagues during a seven hour hostage drama last night at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, was today remanded in police custody till May 31.

Twenty-two-year-old Namdeo was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Beloshe Shah in suburban Bandra today and has been charged under Section 302 of the IPC (murder), Section 304 of the IPC (attempt to murder), Section 341 of the IPC (wrongful restraint) and Section 342 of the IPC (wrongfulconfinement). He has also been charged with offences under the Arms Act.

Apparently angry on being denied leave, Namdeo had shot dead Deputy Commandant Karandekar last evening and held six of his colleagues, including five women, captive for nearly seven hours at the airport before surrendering at the persuasion of his parents.

He was detained for interrogation at the Sahar police station.

Namdeo would be produced before a regular court at Andheri on May 31.

Meanwhile, Namdeo had blown up a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) monitor in the security hold area of the airport.

Namdeo shot at a CCTV monitoring his movements, Airports Authority of India Director Sudhir Kumar confirmed today, adding that “after this, all CCTVs near the security hold area were switched off”.

The incident occurred during the non-peak hours and away from the public glare, Mr Kumar, said adding that, “We were lucky that it happened when there were no flights at that point of time”.

The security hold area continues to be locked till police clearance, airport sources said. PTI


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