An IndiGo passenger in his thirties was detained upon arrival at Bengaluru Airport on charges of misbehaving with cabin crew onboard the aircraft.
Say no to Misbehaviour
In the past 2 years, since Indian aviation started coming out of pandemic, number of air passengers has consistently gone up. With this number, one more thing which went up is the number of instances of misbehaviour onboard flight. The latest incident happened with IndiGo airlines.
A passenger named Randheer Singh was travelling from Jaipur International Airport to Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport onboard IndiGo flight 6E556. The aircraft was airborne. Randheer Singh aged 33, a Sikar resident was intoxicated & under the influence of alcohol. He started behaving inappropriateky with the cabin crew. Despite repeated warnings, he was holding her hand.
The passengers sitting around noticed the behaviour of the passenger and immediately alerted the other crew members. The captain was notified of this problematic passenger in cabin. He termed the passenger as ‘Unruly’. Upon arrival at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport, cabin crew filed a complaint against Randheer Singh. Incident was reported to the police & subsequently, the man was detained.
The accused Randheer Singh was booked under Section 354A of Indian Penal Code. Section 354A of the Indian Penal Code stipulates that a man may face imprisonment or a fine if he engages in unwanted and explicit sexual behavior, demands sexual favors, shows pornography against a woman’s will, or makes sexually suggestive remarks.
IAS officer escorted out
In a one more unruly passenger incident, an IAS officer named Anirban Ray, who is current ADG (provisioning) to the state police was escorted out of Kolkata airport & was slapped with penal charges. Mr Ray was carrying additional luggage with him. When asked to pay, he was furious & started misbehaving & pushing the airport staff members. Airport police was called upon the incident.
Ray was ordered to be offloaded from the aircraft & to be escorted out of the airport. He was booked under Sections 323, 341, 505 and 506 of Indian Penal Code.
An airport official said : “He was aggressive and unnaturally volatile. After being made aware of the airport rules, he continued to intimidate and threaten people. The developments are also known to the police. When airline employees, including women, and police officers attempted to help him, they were pushed and, in one case, humiliated. This is a criminal offense and inappropriate behavior.”