Stunned event organiser whose unwitting act of releasing gas balloons in the air sent the defence and intelligence agencies into a tizzy says he will never ever do it again.
When event organiser Kunal Shah and his colleague Nilesh Shrimankar decided to release gas balloons at the end of a cricket match they organised at Kalina on Saturday, little did they realise it would trigger a nationwide hunt by defence and intelligence agencies, culminating in their arrest on Tuesday morning.
After a Jet Airways pilot spotted five objects that looked like unmanned parachutes on Saturday evening, he aborted take off, and alerted air traffic authorities. Within hours, defence and intelligence personnel were all scrambling to figure out what the objects were. . . .