Amidst several incidents of drunk flyers coming to the fore recently, two drunk passengers caused havoc on a Patna-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi.
Both passengers were arrested
Two passengers of the late Sunday night New Delhi-Patna Indigo flight 6E 6383 were arrested on complaints filed by the airlines manager.
Speaking to reporters in Patna on Monday morning, airport police station officer-in-charge Binod Peter said, “Two young passengers — Rohit Kumar and Nitish Kumar, who are from Hajipur in Bihar's Vaishali — were heavily drunk. The CISF at the JP International airport handed them to the police.”
“The Indigo flight attendants in their police complaint have alleged the passengers misbehaved with the crew members after boarding the flight and disturbed the co-passengers. As soon as the flight landed at Patna, the Indigo staff handed them to the CISF jawans, who in turn, sent them to the airport police station,” he added.
The officer said when the police conducted a breathalyser test after the flight landed, the two men were found heavily drunk. On Monday morning, they were taken to Government hospital for the RTPCR test and later produced in the special excise court. The two have been booked under the prohibition law.”
Liquor banned in Bihar
Bihar has total prohibition since April 2016. Notices advising people against carrying liquor or its consumption is displayed at entrance and exits of the airport.
Since liquor is not served on domestic flights, the police here believed the passengers had consumed liquor before boarding the flight at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
On January 7, police said they have arrested one person identified as Shankar Mishra from Bengaluru for urinating on a senior citizen woman co-passenger in business class on the Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26.
The woman's complaint was the basis for the arrest.
There was a similar incident where Air India said that there was an incident of a drunk passenger allegedly urinating on the blanket of a female passenger on the airline's Paris-New Delhi flight last month.
Airline regulator DGCA has sought a report from Air India on an incident.
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