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Kingfisher official granted bail shortly after arrest

A senior official of Kingfisher Airlines was arrested and granted bail following a complaint of ill-treatment filed by 70 passengers of a grounded Mumbai-bound flight on Monday midnight.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2010 21:45 IST

A senior official of Kingfisher Airlines was arrested and granted bail following a complaint of ill-treatment filed by 70 passengers of a grounded Mumbai-bound flight on Monday midnight.

"Krishna Yadav, the manager of the airlines was granted bail shortly after his arrest at Doranda police station in the wee hours today as it was a bailable offence," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ranchi, Rajiv Ranjan told PTI in Ranchi.

All the 70 passengers had signed the FIR, in which they accused the airline officials of manhandling and misbehaviour, he said.

The FIR alleged that the ground staff manhandled some passengers and misbehaved with them when they reasoned that they had been assured of accommodation and food till their onward journey.

According to Birsa Munda Airport authorities, the technical staff of Kingfisher Airline IT-3571 from Patna with 70 passengers on board landed at the airport Monday evening but its onward flight got delayed as the pilot noticed a technical snag, delaying the flight for several hours.

The police said passengers complained that the flight landed at 4 pm and till 10 pm there was no arrangement for their stay, leading to arguments and police rushing to the spot.

"There was no counter FIR so far," Ranjan said when asked whether the private airline had also filed an complaint against any passenger.

Neither Yadav nor any other airline official could be contacted over phone.