Two Britons face trial for recording pilots’ talk

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Delhi Police Sunday registered a case against two British nationals, who were detained last week for allegedly recording the conversation between the pilots and air traffic control here.

Stephen Hampston, 46, and Steve Martin, 55, were booked under the section 20 of the Telegraph Act following a case filed against them at the Vasant Vihar police station. Both, staying at the Radisson Hotel close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, were detained Feb 15 after hotel staff reported to police about their ‘suspicious activities’.

‘We have registered a case against them. They have been charged under the Telegraph Act,’ a police officer said.

If convicted, the duo will have to serve a prison term of up to three years, or/with a fine extending to up to Rs.1,000. The offence is bailable.

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