First Case After No-Fly Norms: Woman Questioned After She Allegedly "misbehaved" With Staff

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Less than a week after Centre introduced no-fly norms against passengers who misbehave, a Mumbai-bound passenger is being probed for alleged unruly behaviour on board a private airline. According to reports, she made a similar claim against the crew of the airlines. The woman has filed a counter-case against a member of the airline crew, sources told news agency PTI.

Official sources said the IndiGo airlines team at the airport informed CISF security personnel about an incident onboard its Jaipur-Mumbai flight last evening. The airline crew, the sources said, said that a passenger identified as R Thakur "misbehaved" and displayed "aggressive" behaviour with them on board. IndiGo sources confirmed the incident but did not comment on whether they will ban the passenger from flying with the airline, reports PTI.

Soon after the flight landed at Mumbai, the woman was taken by CISF personnel and the crew to the airport police, which booked her for a non-cognisable offence. The police are investigating the case, they added.

As per the rules unveiled last week, a passenger who displays disruptive behaviour onboard a plane, even when it is is on the ground, can face a flying ban ranging from three months to a lifetime. Such passengers will also be included in a no-fly list compiled by the aviation regulatory body DGCA. 

The no-fly list will be regulated by India’s civil aviation regulator.

(With inputs from PTI)