Man defecates, urinates on Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight, arrested

An FIR was registered

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A man travelling on Mumbai-Delhi Air India flight was held on Monday for allegedly defecating and urinating in flight.

According to the police, the incident took place onboard AIC 866 on Saturday.

An FIR was registered by the police against the person identified as Ram Singh. He was travelling to Mumbai.

The passenger on seat number 17F, defecated, urinated and spat in row 9 of the aircraft, the FIR stated.

It was the cabin crew members, who first spotted the “misconduct”, following which a verbal warning was given to the person. He was secluded from the rest of the passengers, said the police.

The crew also informed the pilot-in-command and message was immediately sent to the airline authorities. The airport security was alerted and was requested to escort the passenger on arrival.

The act mid-air had left several passengers agitated, stated the FIR.

The head of Air India security attended the passenger on arrival at Delhi airport and escorted Singh to the local police station, it said.

"A passenger on an Air India flight operating from Mumbai-Delhi on June 24 behaved in a repulsive manner, causing discomfort to the co-passengers. The passenger was handed over to the security personnel upon landing in Delhi. A police complaint (FIR) was registered subsequently, as was the matter reported to the regulator. We are extending all cooperation to the ongoing investigation. Air India follows a zero tolerance policy for such unruly and unacceptable behaviour. We are extending all cooperation to the ongoing investigations," the airline said in a statement.

Police said that a case under sections 294 (obscene acts) and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Singh.

The accused personnel was produced before a court and later was granted bail, a senior official told ANI.

Police said that further investigation is underway.

Earlier, on November 26 last year a man, who was in an inebriated condition, allegedly urinated on a woman co-passenger onboard an Air India flight from New York to Delhi.

Similar incident occurred 10 days later, when a "drunk" male passenger allegedly "urinated" on a blanket of a female passenger on a Paris-New Delhi Air India flight on December 6.

(With PTI inputs)


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