But after exchange of messages with the airline officials, the cockpit crew decided against it and flew straight to Delhi as a diversion would lead to delay of several hours, the sources said. On landing here, airport security agencies got into the aircraft, nabbed the passenger and handed him over to the police which arrested him later, they said. In a similar incident in April, an unruly passenger aboard a Virgin Australia plane on its way to Indonesia triggered reports of a hijacking, which later turned out to be false.
However, the passenger was arrested when the aircraft landed in Bali. Similarly in January last year, a passenger on board a flight from Iceland to New York's JFK Airport had also created a row on board and was tied up to his seat with duct tapes and later handed over to the security agencies.