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'IndiGo would follow the prescribed guidelines issued by DGCA'

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on September 11, 2020 Published on September 11, 2020

The DGCA action follows it took a stern view of pictures going viral on social media which show media persons speaking into their microphones and making videos with their phones of actress Kangana Ranaut.

Delhi-based low-cost airline IndiGo has been asked by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to take “appropriate action” against those responsible for incidents that happened on its flight between Chandigarh and Mumbai on Thursday.

“There are multiple issues. The prominent ones include photography on board in violation of Aircraft rules 13, violation of Covid protocols and certain actions falling within the purview of unruly behaviour on board,” sources in DGCA said. Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut, who has been in the news recently for her comments, was travelling on the flight.

In a late-night development, IndiGo said it would follow the “prescribed guidelines” by the DGCA.

It was not immediately clear what action IndiGo will take. It remains to be seen whether those who were responsible for the incident on the IndiGo Chandigarh-Mumbai flight will be put on the no-fly list. IndiGo has earlier put one person on a no-fly list for harassing a co-passenger.

The DGCA action on Friday follows it taking a stern view of pictures going viral on social media which show media persons speaking into their microphones and making videos with their phones of Ranaut,

Ranaut was returning to Mumbai after a row with the Shiv Sena, who is in power in the state. The row broke out after Ranaut remarked that Mumbai felt like Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).

This is not the first time that the DGCA had taken action against airlines for what it has seen as a breach of safety.

In 2014, DGCA had taken action against another low-cost airline after videos of crew dancing in the aisles went viral online.

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Published on September 11, 2020
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