It is learnt that this case relates to forgery of Indian passports. He along with five others had created false Indian Passports to the terrorists who had hijacked the Indian Airlines flight IC 814 from Kathmandu to New Delhi on 24/12/1999. Mehmood after getting released on bail had shifted to Mangalore and was staying in an apartment here.
Based on this information, PI South PS took up a case against him in Mangalore south PS Cr No 09/01 U/sec 12 (B) of the India Passports Act 1967 as he had suppressed this vital information (about his involvement in a criminal case in Mumbai) in his passport application which is an offence as per the Passports Act. He was arrested and produced before the II JMFC Mangalore and has been released on bail.