A Canberra man who sparked chaos on-board a world flight when he allegedly threatened that he had a bomb has failed in his bid to be launched on bail attributable to issues about his “weird and irrational behaviour”.
Muhammad Arif, 45, was dramatically arrested at Sydney airport final month after he allegedly ranted at airline crew and compelled the pilot to make a mid-air U-turn whereas en path to Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Arif appeared through videolink from Silverwater jail in Sydney’s Downing Centre Native Court on Wednesday. His solicitor Oussama Elfawal utilized for his conditional launch after Mr Arif was arrested on-board Malaysian Airways flight 122.
The aircraft sat on the tarmac at Sydney Worldwide Airport for a number of hours earlier than Mr Arif was arrested by armed police and he was charged with making a false assertion a few menace to break an plane and never complying with a cabin crew’s security instruction.
When he confronted court final month Mr Arif refused to go away his cell at Surry Hills Police Station to seem through videolink however on Thursday appeared on display in jail greens.
The court has beforehand been advised that Mr Arif was affected by “severe” psychological well being points.
The prosecution opposed Mr Arif’s launch on bail on the grounds he was a danger of endangering the neighborhood and committing additional offences.
And the court was advised that he was not co-operating with or accepting remedy from well being officers in jail.
Mr Elfawal utilized for Mr Arif to be launched on the circumstances he lived with a pal on the NSW-Queensland border, reported to police every day and be ordered to see his GP to finish a psychological well being plan.
“One thing occurred in Mr Arif’s life triggered a psychological response within the circumstances,” Mr Elfawal mentioned.
Mr Elfawal argued that Mr Arif had beeen a law-abiding citizen his whole life.
“There’s a full lack of planning in relation to the offence that brings Mr Arif earlier than the court at this time,” Mr Elfawal mentioned, including that Mr Arif had solely bought the ticket hours earlier than takeoff.
“It was unbeknown to anybody else that he would even be boarding the aircraft,” Mr Elfawal added.
Police have alleged that Mr Arif claimed he had explosives on-board.
Movies posted to social media confirmed Mr Arif arguing with flight attendants and ranting about “Allah”.
“Are you a slave of Allah? Are you? Say it. Say it. Are you a slave of Allah?” he mentioned in a single video.
The aircraft landed again in Sydney and was remoted on the finish of a runway whereas the opposite 200 passengers have been moved to a different a part of the aircraft.
The aircraft sat on the tarmac for a number of hours earlier than police stormed the plane and positioned Mr Arif in handcuffs.
The court was advised that even when AFP officers stormed the aircraft Mr Arif continued to withstand and banged his head towards a door.
Justice of the Peace Ian Man mentioned the proposed bail circumstances didn’t tackle security issues “in any significant or enforceable means”.
Mr Man mentioned Mr Arif had beforehand had a clear legal file, held a job in Canberra however had skilled a breakdown in his relationship.
“A severe menace was made which resulted in concern amongst a really massive variety of passengers and employees,” Mr Man mentioned.
The court was advised that Mr Arif repeatedly mentioned phrases just like “don’t contact me, there’s a bomb”.
Mr Man mentioned there was “clear proof of psychological well being points at play” and described Mr Arif’s conduct as “weird and irrational behaviour”.
He mentioned Mr Arif exhibited “disturbing behaviour during the last couple of years” in relation to faith, with the court additionally listening to family members had been involved about his temper swings and stage of instability.
Mr Arif didn’t react as Mr Man denied his launch software. Mr Arif will return to court in October.