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Hostage crisis ends at Mumbai airport

rediff.com Newsdesk | May 25, 2003 04:53 IST

The hostage crisisat theChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, ended early Sunday morning when the Central Industrial Security Force constable, Raj Namdeo, holding six colleagues hostage surrendered to the police.

He gave himself up after the authorities agreed to 'sympathetically' consider his grievances and demands, police officials said. None of the hostages were harmed. The police later arrested Namdeo. Raj Namdeo being taken away by police officers after he surrrendered. Photo: Deepak Salvi

Earlier on Saturday evening, Namdeohad shot dead his deputy commandant, Karandekar,and took six hostage, including five women.

He was apparently angry at being refused leave by Karandekar. Airport sources told rediff.comthat there was an altercation between the deputy commandant and Namdeo after which the constable fired at his superior officer at around 1830 hours IST.

Airport director Sudhir Kumar told rediff.com that the commandant was taken to the Nanavati Hospital, but succumbed on the way.

The incident took place in the boarding area of Terminal 2C and the hostageswerebeing held there.

Commandos had been asked to remain on standby.



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Sub: Subj: Shooting at Bombay Intl. Airport.

This is ridiculous. Blaming bribery for a constable's leave application getting rejected. The constable was angry on account of Commandant Karandekar rejecting his leave application, ...


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Sub: Hostage crisis! ITS ALL BCOZ OF STRESS!!

The incident which took place in mumbai international airport....its all because of the stress and work on the people working at the lower level and ...


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Sub: Consideration of the needs of employees.

Ours being one of the most populated countries, do we still face a problem in managing the workforce. We need to consider the genuine needs ...


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This has to do with work pressure and not treating him with respect. The person and his boss are at fault. They should not have ...


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It's sad to find people like Mr Balraj Khakhar who "shoot off the cuff", making sweeping statements like the one he just has. Well, Mr ...


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