IndiGo Files Complaint Against Passenger Who Assaulted Captain on Delhi-Goa Flight
Low-cost airline IndiGo has lodged a formal complaint with the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport authorities following an incident on one of its Delhi-Goa flights. The passenger in question, Sahil Kataria, allegedly assaulted the captain of the aircraft during an announcement regarding flight delays.
According to government sources cited by news agency ANI, the incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 1 pm. It is reported that Kataria struck the pilot while he was making the announcement about the delays.
In response to the incident, the IGI airport authorities have assured that appropriate legal action will be taken. An investigation is currently underway to gather more information about the event.
IGI Airport DCP stated, “On the complaint of Co-Pilot Anup Kumar regarding one passenger, Sahil Kataria, who assaulted and misbehaved with his co-pilot inside the flight from Delhi to Goa, a case has been registered under section 323/341/290 of IPC and 22 aircraft rules. An investigation is underway.”
IndiGo, known for its budget-friendly services, is one of India’s leading airlines. The safety and well-being of its passengers and crew are of utmost importance to the company. Incidents like these are taken very seriously, and IndiGo has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of violence or misconduct onboard their aircraft.
The airline has expressed its support for the captain and the entire crew involved in the incident. They have also assured passengers that they are cooperating fully with the authorities to ensure a thorough investigation.
In recent years, there have been several instances of unruly behavior by passengers onboard flights around the world. Such incidents highlight the need for stricter measures to maintain discipline and ensure the safety of everyone on board.
IndiGo’s complaint against the passenger serves as a reminder that such actions will not be tolerated, and those responsible will face legal consequences. The airline hopes that this incident will serve as a deterrent to any potential future misconduct, promoting a safer and more respectful environment for everyone traveling by air..