Not the way to go, IndiGo lands in fresh controversy

India’s largest airline in the domestic sector IndiGo is again in the news for two controversial incidents involving its employees.

Published: 21st November 2017 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2017 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

An IndiGo aircraft

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India’s largest airline in the domestic sector IndiGo is again in the news for two controversial incidents involving its employees. The first incident occurred on Sunday night at Hyderabad airport, where an IndiGo cabin crew took two drunk men to the police with the help of a traffic cop and let them go only after one of them touched her feet.

The second incident was at Guwahati airport on Sunday when two IndiGo airport staff allegedly harassed a Delhi-based woman lawyer and forcibly opened her bags. IndiGo issued a statement saying it has ordered a probe and has suspended the staff.  IndiGo apologised for the incident in a statement.

At the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, two drunk men allegedly misbehaved with a woman staffer of IndiGo when she was walking towards the airport to report for her early morning flight. The incident came to light after a short clip surfaced on social media.

In the video, the men are seen apologising and touching the feet of the woman at her instructions. “Bend completely and touch my feet. Then only I will let you go,” the woman is heard telling one of the men. Cops at Hyderabad airport said the woman did not lodge a formal complaint against the duo but they were booked by the police for creating a nuisance. They were kept under custody for a few hours and were released.”

The airline issued a statement saying, “As she kept walking and was around the pre-paid taxi counter, one of the men tried coming closer to her. (When) the two men were brought to the police station... Based on their apology, our staff member did not file a formal complaint with the police.”

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