Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Sahil Kataria, the 28-year-old who assaulted an IndiGo airways pilot following a 13-hour flight delay, has been launched on bail and was served a discover beneath Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), an official mentioned on Tuesday.

According to police, Kataria, a resident of Amar Colony in South Delhi, runs a stationery and toy store and was en path to Goa along with his spouse for his or her honeymoon when the incident occurred on Sunday.

The lengthy delay appeared to have triggered frustration, culminating in an altercation with the pilot contained in the plane.

The pilot had filed a criticism in opposition to Kataria following which the Delhi Police registered an FIR.

A footage of the video that has gone viral on social media reveals the accused, carrying a yellow hoodie, working as much as the pilot whereas the latter was making an announcement concerning the delay, which he attributed to Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) norms.

“Chalana hai to chala, nahi to gate khol. (If you are going to fly, then fly. If not then open the gate), ” Kataria may be heard saying within the video, which was filmed by a fellow passenger.

In one other viral video, Kataria is seen apologising apparently to the pilot.

While being deboarded, he may very well be heard saying “sorry sir”, in reply to the individual capturing the video who says “no sorry”.

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