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Police begin enquiry into mid-air scuffle

india Updated: Oct 04, 2009 19:34 IST

Delhi Police have initiated an enquiry into the incident of a mid-air scuffle allegedly between pilots and some crew members of an Air India flight after registering a case on a complaint by an air hostess.

A senior police official on Sunday said that the case has been registered under relevant provisions of the IPC dealing
with molestation, hurt and common intention.

The official said that the police would also take the version of the accused before initiating further proceedings
in the case.

The incident, which occurred early on Saturday when the flight IC-884 was cruising over Pakistan territory, is
understood to have originated in verbal exchanges between the two sides during the pre-flight briefing session ahead of
take-off from Sharjah, airline sources said.

The case has been registered under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or use of criminal
force against a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.

Meanwhile, a three-member probe panel has been set up by Air India to conduct a separate enquiry into the incident in
the Sharjah-Lucknow-Delhi flight.

The Airbus A-320 was carrying 106 passengers and seven crew members and had reached Lucknow at 0600 hours on Saturda when the matter was reported.