A police official stated on Thursday that two passengers on an IndiGo flight between Dubai and Mumbai were detained for reportedly abusing the flight staff and other passengers in an inebriated condition.
After the plane touched down in Mumbai on Wednesday, the passengers were taken into custody and later released on bail, according to the official.
“The two accused are from Nalasopara in Palghar and Kolhapur. They were returning after working for a year in the Gulf and started celebrating by consuming liquor they had brought from a duty-free shop,” he said.
“When co-flyers objected to the ruckus, the two abused them as well as the crew that intervened. One of them was drinking while walking down the aisle. The crew took away their bottles,” the official added.
According to the Sahar police station official, they have been arrested for violating sections 336 of the Indian Penal Code (for endangering the life and safety of others) and aircraft rules 21, 22, and 25.
This is the seventh occurrence this year where a case has been filed for disorderly behaviour by flyers, according to officials.
On March 11, a man was detained for trying to open the emergency exit of a flight between London and Mumbai and smoking in the lavatory.
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