Two held in Mumbai parachute case


Mumbai: The police on Tuesday arrested two people employed in a event management firm in Mumbai in connection with the spotting of unidentified parachute like objects over the city airport airspace triggering a security concern.

According to police, the unidentified objects were promotional balloons filled with gas, launched by the event management company to advertise its client. “Yes, our airport police have arrested two persons who on Saturday flew air-borne objects. They will be produced in a Bandra court today when we would seek their custody,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti. They have been identified as Kunal Shah and Nilesh Shrimankar.

He also clarified the balloons were filled with gas and not remote-operated. Five unidentified objects were seen mysteriously floating over the Mumbai airport area on Saturday evening by a Jet Airways pilot who aborted take-off and immediately alerted Air Traffic Control (ATC) officia