Salman Khan claims trial to ‘plane hijack’ threat at KKIA

Salman Khan sheds his face from the cameras outside the court house in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday.
Salman Khan sheds his face from the cameras outside the court house in Kota Kinabalu on Wednesday.

KOTA KINABALU: Salman Khan has pleaded not guilty after being accused of threatening to hijack an aircraft at the international airport here on Sept 16.

The Magistrate Court ordered the 62-year old Pakistani trader, was ordered to be detained further until Sept 25 to enable his lawyer Samson Ku to get a verification letter from the Pakistan Embassy about his passport.

Salman, 62, who was charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code was alleged to have uttered the words “I’m hijacking your airplane” to a Royal Brunei Airlines employee.

The charge carries a jail term of up to two years and a fine upon conviction.

Prosecuting Officer Insp Azaman Hamat told the court that Salman had said those words when asked to produce passport just before boarding an aircraft for a flight to Bandar Seri Bergawan at about 8.50am on that day.

Salman was however allowed to board the aircraft. The airline staff however alerted the aircraft captain about the incident.

The pilot immediately ordered Salman to be removed from the plane and his laguage was off loaded as well.

Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie was also told that Salman was a permanent resident of Sabah and his stay here was sponsored by his local wife and they have three children.