Thursday, November 09, 2017

Cops didn't want FIR filed: IndiGo flyer

New Delhi: Only an independent government probe may reveal who — IndiGo or passenger Rajiv Katyal — was responsible for the recent skirmish at Delhi Airport.
Katyal, a Delhi-based commercial kitchen equipment maker, does not agree with the report submitted by IndiGo to the government on Wednesday which says ground staffer Juby Thomas was trying to prevent him from harm.
"I am a frequent flyer and know where I can go and not go after alighting from an aircraft. I was just standing quietly in the shade and waiting for a bus take us to the terminal when one ground staffer (Thomas) spoke very rudely to me. When I asked him to do his job and quickly call the third bus, he got agitated," 53-year-old Katyal said.
He recalls Montu Kalra, the sacked IndiGo staffer, asking the other two to stop him from boarding the bus, which led to the scuffle. "After this, they put me on an empty bus for 15 minutes. While there, I called the police and my wife (who was in Delhi). I reached the terminal half an hour after landing. Once there, the cops came. By that time my wife also came and we went to the police station," Katyal, a mechanical engineer, said.
He claims the police did not want him to file an FIR as the employees would have lost their jobs. "I was to leave for Milan on October 17 morning and decided to let it go. Once I reached home, I got a call from IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh who apologised and told me he had suspended people. I told Ghosh how his staffers had behaved like a mob," Katyal, a diabetic, said.
09/11/17 Times of India