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Bangladeshi national arrested for shooting video of air-hostesses on Indigo flight

India TV News Desk 22 Apr 2016, 12:42:52 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: A Bangladeshi national was arrested at the domestic airport in Mumbai on Thursday for allegedly for shooting videos of the airhostesses on his mobile phone on board an Indigo flight.

The incident took place on the Kolkata-Mumbai Indigo flight 6E 326. Three passengers started for shooting videos of the airhostesses with their mobile phones, a co-passenger alleged.

After they continued to take pictures despite requests against doing so, the air hostesses approached the pilot, following which their mobile phones were confiscated by a crew member, the co-passenger claimed.

The airport control room was also informed, and upon landing, security personnel held three of them, while one managed to escape, he said.

The three passengers reportedly had travelled to Kolkata by road from Bangladesh.

Based on the complaint filed by one of the air-hostesses, only one passenger, Ashim Bhumik (38), a Bangladeshi national, was arrested under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent of modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra said

Despite long-pending demands from passengers’ forums and the airlines’ industry to have stringent action against unruly passengers, the civil aviation ministry is yet to introduce such measures.