Mumbai, Mar 23, 2023: Two flyers were arrested for drinking alcohol, hurling abuse at co-passengers and crew on board a Dubai-Mumbai IndiGo flight on Wednesday. They were granted bail later.
The two passengers, returning from the Gulf, started celebrating by consuming liquor they had brought from a duty-free shop, the police said. When co-flyers objected to the ruckus, one of the accused started walking down the aisle with the liquor bottle.
The crew had to snatch away the bottles, the police said, adding that the two passengers were placed under arrest after the flight landed in Mumbai.
The accused, identified as Dattatreya Bapardekar and John George D’Souza were booked under IPC Sections 336 (for endangering life and safety of others) and 21,22 and 25 of Aircraft Rules.
"Two passengers travelling on flight 6E 1088 from Dubai to Mumbai were observed to be in an inebriated state and continued consuming alcohol onboard despite multiple warnings from the crew. They verbally abused the crew and co-passengers," IndiGo said.
"As per protocol, they were handed over to the CISF security staff for unruly behaviour. A complaint has been filed at the nearby police station," the airline added.
This is the seventh incident this year when a case has been filed for unruly behaviour by flyers, PTI reported.
Courtesy: India Today