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Woman ?forced? off Indian flight

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 19:03 IST
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A WOMAN passenger was stopped from taking the Bhopal-Mumbai flight and allegedly pushed out of the plane by the crew of Indian Airlines (now ‘Indian’) at the Raja Bhoj Airport on Friday evening.

The flight staff allegedly told the woman that she could not board the flight as she was suspected to be a terrorist. The complainant, Madhulika Shrivastava, has made a complaint to the Gandhi Nagar police station about the misbehaviour.

Gandhi Nagar Station Officer (SO) K K Verma said that Shrivastava has complained that the pilot and other crewmembers pushed her out besides terming her a terrorist. However, when contacted the Indian Airlines Station Manager Firoz Khan said that he was not aware of the matter.

Shrivastava was to fly to Mumbai today and her husband, Brijmohan Shrivastava, a Congress leader, had also gone with her to see his wife off at the airport. Despite the fact that they timely reached the airport and even had their luggage cleared from security, Madhulika was allegedly stopped from getting on the plane and literally pushed out.