Passenger offloaded from SpiceJet plane at Delhi airport for 'unruly behaviour' arrested

Following a written complaint from the crew member, the passenger concerned was offloaded and handed over to the IGIA police station for further action

January 24, 2023 09:36 am | Updated 10:28 am IST - New Delhi

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Police have arrested a flyer accused of misbehaving with a female cabin crew member on a SpiceJet flight from Delhi to Hyderabad, officials said on January 24.

The complaint was lodged by Sushant Srivastava, the airline's security officer, on behalf of the cabin crew member, they said.

A PCR call was received at 4.39 pm (on Monday) about a passenger allegedly molesting a cabin crew member on SpiceJet Flight-8133 from Delhi to Hyderabad. The call was made by Srivastava, SpiceJet's security officer, a senior police officer said.

The passenger has been identified as Absar Alam, a resident of Jamia Nagar in Delhi. He was travelling to Hyderabad with his family.

During take-off, Mr. Alam allegedly misbehaved with a woman member of the crew. He was offloaded thereafter and taken to the police station by the SpiceJet security and the PCR staff, the police said.

The accused was booked under Section 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code at IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport) police station and arrested.

Sources on Monday said an unruly male passenger was offloaded from a SpiceJet plane at Delhi airport after he allegedly touched a female cabin crew in an inappropriate manner.

Following the incident, which happened during boarding a wet-leased Corendon aircraft, the airline said it offloaded the unruly passenger and another person who was accompanying him.

The sources said that during the boarding, the male passenger allegedly behaved in an unruly manner and inappropriately touched the female cabin crew member.

Following a written complaint from the crew member, the passenger concerned was offloaded and handed over to the IGIA police station for further action, they added.

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