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Two brit planespotters arrested in DEL

Old Feb 21, 10, 1:28 pm
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Two brit planespotters arrested in DEL

Not FTers I hope


"Plane-spotters booked under Telegraph Act
Sun, Feb 21 08:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) Police today booked two British "plane
spotters" who were detained for allegedly recording conversations
between pilots and Air Traffic Control, a week after they were
detained in the capital. Stephen Hampston (46) and Steve Martin (55)
were detained on February 15 night at Radisson Hotel after its staff
reported to police that they were found indulging in "suspicious

"We have registered a case against them. They have been charged under
Telegraph Act under Section 20 (read with Section 4)," Joint
Commissioner of Police (Southern Range) Ajay Kashyap told PTI. If
convicted, the duo will have to serve a prison term of up to three
years, or with fine extending to up to Rs 1,000, or with both.

However, the offence which they committed comes under bailable and
non-cognisable offences. According to Section 20 of Telegraph Act, if
any person establishes, maintains or works a telegraph within the
country in contravention of the provisions of Section 4 which allows
only licenced ones to establish, maintain or work a telegraph, be it
on ships and aircraft, he shall be punished.

The Britons, who are employed with the UK Railways, were confined to
Radisson Hotel near the international airport here from Monday night
and were shifted to Lampur Detention Centre on February 17 after
detention orders.."
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Originally Posted by hserus View Post
Not FTers I hope
LOL !!! In case the were, would any of us bailed them out, I wonder...
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