Watch Video: TDP MP assaults IndiGo airline staffer, damages ticket printer

While earlier in the day IndiGo had said it was investigating the incident, by evening, PTI reported that IndiGo had barred Reddy from its flights following his alleged unruly behaviour. No police complaint has been registered yet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 16, 2017 12:09 pm
diwakar reddy, diwakar reddy video, reddy video, TDP MP video, indigo, reddy indigo, indigo bans mp, vizag airport In the video, Reddy is seen pushing an IndiGo staffer as he is walking away from the MP. (Screenshot)

The video of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP J C Diwakar Reddy creating a ruckus at the Vizag airport on Thursday afternoon has surfaced. Reddy created a ruckus at the airport after he was not allowed to board an IndiGo flight to Hyderabad because he arrived at the airport 30 minutes before departure. His actions at the airport prompted a flying ban against him by not just IndiGo but also other airlines like Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

In the video, Reddy is seen pushing an IndiGo staffer as he is walking away from the MP. The push is unprovoked. In another video, he is seen angry at being denied boarding. He then reaches for the ticket printer which falls down and gets damaged.

Earlier, IndiGo had said it was investigating the incident, by evening, PTI reported that IndiGo had barred Reddy from its flights following his alleged unruly behaviour. No police complaint has been registered yet.

“The staff politely informed him that boarding for flight 6E-608 was closed and offered to accommodate Reddy in a subsequent flight. Reddy expressed his annoyance and soon raged against the staff member using aggressive and abusive behaviour,” IndiGo said in a statement earlier. Reddy later took a different flight.

Talking to NDTV, Reddy said he had done nothing wrong and had nothing to apologise for. Reddy is from the same party as that of the Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathy Raju. Reddy created a similar ruckus on October 29, 2016, at Vijayawada airport after being denied a boarding pass after he arrived late for his flight to Hyderabad.

Earlier this year, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was temporarily banned by airlines from flying after he assaulted an Air India staffer, triggering a major controversy. The Centre released its draft rules for a national no-fly list for unruly passengers.

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    sam
    Jun 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    why airlines has special privileges, it's just a bus in the air. If you encourage these airlines , they will start treating public like herd, the staff are adamant most of the times a h0les, and how come they have the right to deny some one from flying, if the problem is with one airlines, then they can ban the person , but why they are formed as a group and banning them flying all the airlines, more over if any criminal offence is done then police case should be registered, not allowing some one to fly is illegal and more over these airlines use the govt infrastructure(airports) which belongs to public.
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    Selvan
    Jun 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    Modi may ask these people to step down. What moral example they have. Now India is ruled by goondas. We are longing for UPA again.
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