TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy denied boarding pass, creates ruckus at Visakhapatnam airport

DP MP J C Diwakar Reddy reportedly arrived late to board an Indigo flight to Hyderabad. After being denied a boarding pass, Reddy allegedly damaged airport property.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15, 2017 5:19 pm
DP MP J C Diwakar Reddy reportedly arrived late to board an Indigo flight to Hyderabad. After being denied a boarding pass, Reddy allegedly damaged airport property. (Source: ANI)

Telugu Desam Party MP from Ananthapur, J C Diwakar Reddy created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport after allegedly being denied  a boarding pass  on Thursday. Reddy reportedly arrived late to board an Indigo flight to Hyderabad. After being denied a boarding pass, he allegedly damaged airport property.

A grainy video recording of the incident showed Reddy arguing with the airline officials. The staff later complained to the airport authorities after Reddy damaged a boarding pass printing machine, according to reports. Indigo said that it is currently investigating the incident. “We are investigating the matter, no comments to offer till completion of a thorough investigation,” IndiGo said in a statement.

In a similar incident in 2016, Reddy created ruckus at the Vijayawada Airport after arriving late.

By the end of June, a “national no-fly list” will be unveiled by the Ministry of Aviation. Unruly passengers can be banned from flying for a minimum of three months. The no-fly list, which is still in drafting stages, will classify offences into three categories. At level one, misdemeanours including physical gestures, verbal harassment and unruly behaviour because of inebriation will attract a minimum ban of three months.

Level 2 comprises physically abusive behaviour such as pushing, hitting, grabbing, inappropriate touching or sexual harassment. This carries a ban of six months. Level 3 consists of life-threatening behaviour such as damage to aircraft operating system, physical violence such as choking or murderous assault and attempted breach of flight crew compartment. This will carry a flying ban of two years or more without limit.

If a passenger repeats the same degree of offence he/she will be banned for twice the period of the previous ban.

Earlier this year, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was temporarily banned by airlines from flying after allegedly assaulting an Air India staffer.

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    thistooshallpass
    Jun 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm
    These are first rate rowdies who should be banned from playing. He built a transport company on the same lines. Will Indigo have the guts to have an enquiry and ban this fellow
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      DA
      Jun 15, 2017 at 7:21 pm
      This is a serious breach of airport security. The CISF personnel posted there should have simply shot him. It would be a great favour to the nation, and would clean up politics for future generations.
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        l s
        Jun 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm
        Arrest this MP immediately. Obstructing personnel from carrying out their duties and damaging machines of airport. Action should be taken immediately and he should be banned from future flights.
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          johnny
          Jun 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm
          When country's PM has a criminal record so MP also can be.
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            NRI
            Jun 15, 2017 at 7:04 pm
            Criminal record? Court has declared him clean. So do you believe in judiciary or not. Court does not please you or anti Modi people. Don't be biased. Look what congress has taught India in the last 50 years or more. Why don't you open your eyes.
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              rs
              Jun 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm
              Your comments are objectionable. Third rate comments to be avoided.
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              kinky
              Jun 15, 2017 at 4:29 pm
              These ministers, bl dy beggars, come to us begging for votes. After winning, these scu bags destroy national property. There should be a law that such ministers will be stripped of their security protection. Then, even the female staff at the airport can give such dogs a good lesson in behavior in public.
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