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Sky marshal arrested for trying to molest passenger

india Updated: Aug 17, 2007 18:05 IST

A sky marshal on board a Delhi bound flight was arrested in Srinagar on Friday for allegedly harassing a woman passenger and trying to molest her.

While the Srinagar-Delhi Air Deccan flight was still on the tarmac in Srinagar, the passenger complained that Krishen Kumar - who was posted as sky marshal on the aircraft - made lewd remarks at her and attempted to molest her.

Other passengers inside the aircraft raised their voice in support of the victim, following which the departure of the aircraft - scheduled to leave at 12.45 pm - was delayed.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his wife were also on board when the incident occurred.

"We have arrested the sky marshal following the registration of a criminal case against him," a senior police officer told IANS here.

Kumar is originally from the national security guard (NSG) and was posted as a sky marshal on the flight.

As a hijack prevention measure, armed sky marshals are posted inside aircraft operating on sensitive air routes in India.

Because of the delay in the departure of the flight, Azad and his wife got down and took another flight to Delhi.