A 38-year-old Gurgaon businessman has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with the crewmembers on a Cathay Pacific flight when they refused to serve him liquor on Monday.
Police said the flight was preparing to land in Delhi when the accused created a ruckus. The accused, identified as Lal Mann, allegedly misbehaved with the airhostess and the other crewmembers.
“The crew was preparing for landing when the accused asked that he be served liquor. When they explained to him that the flight was about to land, he misbehaved with them including airhostesses and created a ruckus inside,” said O.P. Mishra, deputy commissioner of police, (IGI) Airport.
Police said the Cathay Pacific flight was coming from Singapore and the police were informed about the incident around 10 p.m.
Police said the accused even got up from his seat and indulged in a scuffle with other crewmembers.
“After the flight had landed, the ground staff was informed but the accused misbehaved with them as well,” said the officer. Police said the accused even beat up the ground staff when they confronted him.
The airline staff then informed the police and the accused was taken into custody.
“We want to make it clear that strict action would be taken against people who indulge in such behaviour. This is a serious offence and such people should not go scot-free,” the DCP said.
A case under relevant sections has been registered at the IGI airport police station.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is working on a proposal to curb the menace of unruly passengers on flights.
The DGCA is also studying the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to evolve a new set of rules to tackle unruly passengers.