Labourer strays into airbase zone, in soup

A 24-year-old labourer, who entered into a restricted zone in Yelahanka airbase speaking on his mobile phone, was arrested by Yelahanka police.

He was later produced before a magistrate and was remanded in judicial custody. The suspect, identified as Mamnoon, is a native of Uttar Pradesh and a welder, who lives at a labourers' shed in Yelahanka.

Mamnoon, on Saturday, night had entered into the airbase area's restricted zone speaking on his mobile phone to a person in Saudi Arabia. As there was no network, he was changing SIM cards on the phone to speak, the police said.

The airforce security personnel, who were on patrolling duty, picked him up and interrogated. They found at least nine SIM cards in his possession, found him to be suspicious and handed him over to the jurisdictional Yelahanka police for verification of his antecedents. As the Aero India show is round the corner, security has been beefed up both by the airbase security personnel as well as the jurisdictional police.
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