A Bangladeshi national was yesterday arrested at the Mumbai domestic airport for allegedly misbehaving with an airhostess on board an Indigo flight. The incident took place on the Kolkata-Mumbai Indigo flight 6E 326. When the air-hostesses were serving, four of the passengers started clicking their pictures with mobile phones, a co-passenger said.
As they kept taking pictures despite being requested not to do so, the air-hostesses approached the pilot, following which their mobile phones were confiscated by a crew member, he said.
The airport control room was also informed, and upon landing, the security held three of them, while one managed to escape, he said.
DCP Virendra Mishra said based on the complaint filed by one of the air-hostesses, only one passenger, Ashim Bhumik (38), a Bangladeshi national, was arrested under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent of modesty) of IPC.
Another police officer informed, “The businessman was accompanied by two others, also Bangladeshi nationals. However, only he was video shooting the female crew. Bhumik is in our custody and will be produced in a court on Friday. We have also recorded the statement of Amit Gupta, a co-passenger and an eyewitness to the incident," he added.
The businessman keeps on flying to Mumbai for his official work and lives in Bangladesh itself. The airhostess Safiya Khan (name changed), along with the Indigo staff, was present at the Airport Police station.
(With PTI inputs)