Mumbai: Man Arrested For Smoking Inside Lavatory Of Indigo Flight

Mumbai: Man Arrested For Smoking Inside Lavatory Of Indigo Flight

The IndiGo staff registered a case against the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, along with section 22 (smoking in aircraft) of the Aircraft Act.

Megha KuchikUpdated: Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:36 AM IST
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The Sahar police have arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly smoking inside the lavatory of an IndiGo flight while travelling from Delhi to Mumbai. The accused, Khalil Khan, a resident of Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested upon landing at Mumbai airport. Khan is an employee of a factory located in Bhiwandi. He travelled from Lucknow to Delhi and from Delhi to Mumbai for work.

According to the police, 176 passengers were on board the flight (6E864) from Delhi, which departed on June 26 at 5.17pm. At 6.10pm, a crew member detected a strong smell of cigarette smoke coming from the lavatory. A crew member checked the lavatory and discovered a cigarette butt and a burnt matchstick in the dustbin, taking a photo as evidence. Upon inquiry, Khan admitted to smoking inside the lavatory.

The IndiGo staff registered a case against Khan under section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code, along with section 22 (smoking in aircraft) of the Aircraft Act.

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