Yesterday, a passenger travelling IndiGo Airlines was arrested for smoking inside the aircraft lavatory. Authorities arrested him for endangering the life and personal safety of others.
IndiGo passenger arrested for smoking
Ahmedabad Airport police booked a passenger named Dungarji Rupsingh Kabavat for smoking inside the aircraft lavatory.
This incident happened onboard IndiGo flight 6E 244 flying from Chennai to Ahmedabad. Around 5:30 PM, a passenger went to use the washroom and did not come out for a long time. When the cabin crew opened the door to check the well being of the passenger, she saw smoke inside the lavatory.
There was a smell of cigarette. Furthermore, the cabin crew also found a half burnt cigarette and ashes in the dustbin of the toilet.
The passenger occupied seat number 24A. On asked, he refused that he did not smoke. When they checked him, they found a cigarette packet and lighter in his pockets.
IndiGo officer filed complaint
IndiGo security executive at Ahmedabad Airport Omprakash Dhanaji Pareva filed the complaint against the said passenger at the airport police station.
After the aircraft landed at Ahmedabad Airport, the airport police arrested the man. Police booked him under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for endangering life and personal safety of others.
Not the first time
Indian airlines and smoking incidents is an another level of affair. There have been numerous arrests regarding smoking onboard the flight. I dont understand why cant people hold their smoking instincts for a few hours?
On February 18,police arrested a blogger named Aishwarya Rai for smoking onboard an IndiGo Airlines flight to Ranchi.
The latest incident occurred on July 16 when authorities arrested a passenger named Debashish Roy for smoking onboard an IndiGo flight from Guwahati to Bengaluru. 4 days ago from this incident, a Nepal national was booked for smoking and behaving in a unruly way with the cabin crew.
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Source : Desh Gujarat