Airport incident will be probed, says Raju

Laura Christensen
June 17, 2017

Supporting the airline's decision, other carriers Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Go Air and Vistara have also chose to bar the MP from flying with them.

Raju told the media here that no probe is needed in connection with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy creating ruckus as the CCTV camera recording is enough to unveil the truth.

On Thursday, Reddy had reached the airport less than 28 minutes before Indigo flight 6E 608 was to take off.

"I will get the entire incident at Vizag Airport enquired into to find out the exact details and ensure that lawful outcomes follow", he tweeted.

Following the incident, IndiGo and four other airlines barred him from travelling on their aircraft.

Gajapathi Raju happened to be in the VVIP lounge of the airport when the incident took place.

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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.

According to airport sources, Mr. Reddy reportedly threatened the staff that he would get them sacked and assaulted an airlines ground staff Praveen.

When the MP reached the counter, he was told that the check-in for the flight had been closed. When he wasn't allowed to board he is said to have got violent and abusive with the airline staffer. He is also accused of pushing an IndiGo employee. Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways came out in support of IndiGo yesterday by imposing a ban on him, and budget airlines carriers like Vistara along GoAir and AirAsia India shortly followed suit. "Mr Reddy expressed his annoyance and soon raged against the staff using aggressive and abusive behaviour", IndiGo was quoted as saying in a statement.

Diwakar insisted on getting the boarding pass since he is an MP and after the staff refused him, he destroyed the Boarding Pass printing machine and created ruckus.

Fearing negative press, his party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has asked Reddy to apologise but the MP has remained non-committal on the issue.

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