After liquor consumption, five passengers in an inebriated state on board created a ruckus in an indigo flight coming from Bangalore and was heading to Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. The miscreants have been taken into custody.
According to the sources, the incident happened last week when drunk passengers misbehaved inappropriately with the rest of the passengers and the crew on board.
After the flight reached Ahmedabad airport, the airline company informed the police regarding the scenes created by the five passengers.
The police have registered a case under the Prohibition Act and have taken all the five passengers in custody for further legal action.
The sources stated- “A group of 7 passengers from Mysore was coming from Bangalore to Ahmedabad in an Indigo Flight-6E6423. Moments after the flight took off from Bangalore airport, five of the passengers including Manjunath Gowda, a resident of Karnataka, started mumbling after getting drunk.
The rest of the passengers and the crew on board tried to control the situation, but failed. The drunk passengers misbehaved inaptly with other passengers and with the crew on board. The captain was informed immediately.
In his lodged complaint, Prakash Makwana, who works as a Security Supervisor at IndiGo, said, “The Air Traffic Controller (ATC) had received a message around 10.45 pm from the captain, who informed about the ruckus created by the drunk passengers. Immediately after receiving the information, we handed over all the five passengers to the police. During investigation, it was discovered that they didn’t have the liquor permits.”
Indigo has strictly mentioned on its website: ‘Alcohol is only served on international flights and can be purchased on-board. However, consumption of liquor bought from Duty Free shops is prohibited on-board. Besides, serving of or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on Domestic flights’.