Trio detained for 'misbehaving' with female co-passenger, let off after warning

Aug 27, 2015, 06:40 IST | Neha LM Tripathi

The alleged incident occurred on a Chandigarh-Mumbai IndiGo flight (6E 483) on Tuesday nigh

Less than a fortnight after officials from Airport police station arrested a man for sexually assaulting a female passenger on a Delhi-Mumbai Jet Airways flight (9W 384), another case of alleged misbehaviour by male co-passengers on a Chandigarh-Mumbai IndiGo flight (6E 483) was registered at the same police station on Tuesday night.

The latest incident came to light after the woman lodged a complaint with the IndiGo station manager about the alleged misbehaviour she was subjected to by the three male co-passengers. She claimed that the trio misbehaved with her in the flight around 10.35 pm.

After receiving the complaint, the station manager immediately informed the Airport police station about the incident. “The woman alleged that the men misbehaved with her, and wanted the local police to handle them,” said an airport source. However, the detained trio was let off after the police officials rebuked them for their behaviour.

Cop speak
Speaking to mid-day, Senior Inspector B T Mukhedkar from Airport Police Station said, “One of the men was sleeping, when unintentionally his foot touched the lady passenger sitting in front of him. This led to an argument between the two.

The man received support from the other two passengers sitting besides him and the matter reached the police station. However, the trio was let off with a stern warning after the complainant decided to sort out the issue amicably.”

On August 12, a woman flier registered an FIR against a co-passenger for sexually assaulting her on a Delhi- Mumbai flight. The accused was identified as Narendra Nandal. In her complaint, the woman told the cops that Nandal not only groped her, but also passed lewd comments. “A case was registered against Nandal under Section 354A of the IPC,” said an official from the Airport police station.

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