Gujarat man held for molesting air hostess

A 29-year-old man from Gujarat was arrested for allegedly molesting an air hostess onboard a Mumbai-bound flight from Dammam in Saudi Arabia, police said on Tuesday.

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The incident took place yesterday on Jet Airways flight 9W 563, a senior official of Sahar Police Station said. The accused, identified as Mohamad Ambudkar was travelling from from Saudi Arabia and during the entire journey, he forcefully tried to take selfie with an air hostess, the official said.

Ambudkar, who hails from Gujarat, also smoked cigarette inside the washroom of the aircraft. Upon landing at the city airport here, he was handed over to the police after immigration checks, he said.

Based on a complaint by the air hostess, he has been booked under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC, and section 25 Aircraft Rules (safety violation).

The accused was produced before a local court here which has sent him to judicial custody, the official said, adding the matter is being investigated further.

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