December 9, 2022
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The accused obstructed the airline workers and different passengers on the Delhi airport. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A 36-year-old passenger from Uttar Pradesh was arrested for creating ruckus on the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi after allegedly being denied boarding by the airline for not carrying a compulsory RT-PCR take a look at report, the police stated immediately.

Suraj Pandey, a businessman from Rudrapur in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Monday based mostly on a grievance obtained from Deepak Dhandha, Deputy Manager of Vistara Airlines, they stated.

In his grievance, Mr Dhandha alleged that the passenger got here to IGI Airport’s Vistara airline counter for heading to Mumbai by flight quantity UK933 however he didn’t have an RT-PCR report and was not allowed to board the plane following which he missed the flight, the police stated.

The airline official alleged that round 3 PM, Suraj Pandey began shouting, obtained onto the bags belt and began strolling on it and obstructed the airline workers and different passengers, the police added.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Rajeev Ranjan stated: “We checked the CCTV footage to verify the complainant’s version. From the contents of the complaint, CCTV footage and enquiry conducted so far, accused Suraj Pandey had committed offence under relevant sections of the Delhi Police Act. Subsequently, he was arrested and his medical examination was also conducted.”

Since it was a bailable offence, the accused passenger was launched on bail and will likely be produced earlier than a court docket in Delhi, he stated.

An official assertion issued by the Vistara spokesperson stated the shopper booked the flight from Delhi to Mumbai on June 21 however was not accepted on the flight as he was not carrying a COVID-19 RT-PCR take a look at report, which is necessary as per authorities tips.

“In reaction, he behaved badly with our staff and other customers, and his acts threatened the safety of ground operations. We have provided a full refund of the booking to the customer and notified the authorities of the incident,” the spokesperson added.

Vistara stands agency with its zero-tolerance coverage towards unruly behaviour or act that endangers the security, safety, and dignity of its prospects and workers, the airline stated.

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