A passenger on a SpiceJet flight was “offloaded” because of his misbehaviour with one of the female cabin crew members, on Monday, the airline informed in a statement. Police said they have arrested one of the men, Absar Alam, and registered an FIR under IPC section 354 (molestation).
In the video shared on Twitter by Asian News International, the flight crew and passengers are seen involved in a verbal fight after a male passenger allegedly behaved inappropriately with a female crew member.
Spicejet passenger deboarded for misbehaving
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 Sushant 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.
“On January 23, 2023, SpiceJet wet-leased Corendon aircraft was scheduled to operate SG-8133 (Delhi – Hyderabad). During boarding at Delhi, one passenger behaved in an unruly and inappropriate manner, harassing and causing disturbance to the cabin crew. The crew informed the PIC and security staff of the same. The said passenger and a co-passenger, who were travelling together, were offloaded and handed over to the security team,” the airline released a statement.
The crew alleged that the passenger had touched one of the crew members inappropriately. On the other hand, fellow passengers claimed that it was an accident due to the confined space on the flight.
The passenger later gave a written apology, but he was offloaded to avoid any further conflicts. The accused was booked under Section 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code at the IGIA (Indira Gandhi International Airport) police station and arrested.
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