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Passenger on board IndiGo flight creates ruckus

November 07, 2012 23:19 IST

An unruly passenger onboard an IndiGo flight from Mumbai allegedly got violent and created rukcus in the aircraft, forcing authorities to hand him over to security officials when the plane landed at the IGI airport in New Delhi.

The passenger, identified as Mohammed Muslim Sheikh, had boarded the IndiGo flight (6E196) from Mumbai but suddenly got violent and started screaming and shouting and physically assaulted a crew member onboard, sources said.

He also tried to move forward in the plane but was restrained by the crew and fellow passengers till the aircraft landed at the airport.

Cabin crew also took security measures to block his access to the front of the aircraft, they said. In the meantime, the pilot-in-command informed the airport authorities and requested for the security personnel on arrival of the flight.

After the aircraft landed at the IGI airport, the man was deplaned and handed over to the CISF. Confirming the incident, an IndiGo spokesperson said, "IndiGo is in the process of lodging a first information report with the police and IndiGo shall assist the security agencies in their investigation."

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