Airlines sources said the six men allegedly started
misbehaving with the woman shortly after the flight took off
from Patna and continued their act despite protests by her and
other crew members.
When the plane landed at Kolkata, they were removed from
the plane by the Indigo authorities and handed over to CISF.
The six - identified as Md Hidatullah, A K Singh, Salman
Khan, Amjad Khan, Ali Md, N Pasa from Bangalore - were later
arrested by Airport Police on the basis of complaint lodged by
Though the accused, all in their early 20s, claimed to
have merely asked for water when the air hostess was passing
by, the airlines refuted the claim.
Kolkata: Five youths were arrested after
being forced to alight from a Patna-Kolkata-Bangalore Indigo
flight at the N S C B International airport here tonight on
charge of misbehaving with an air hostess.
First Published: Monday, March 15, 2010, 23:53