Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Delhi airport horror: Whistle-blower sacked by IndiGo for shooting video showing staff assaulting passenger

New Delhi: In a sensational twist to the Delhi airport tarmac scuffle saga, it has now emerged that IndiGo Airlines may have tried to 'bury' the video in which the airline staff can be seen assaulting a passenger over an argument.
Montu Kalra, the airline employee who shot the video and turned a whistle-blower in the case, has claimed that he was in fact sacked from his job for shooting the video, while the employees who heckled the passenger, were still working with the airlines.
Speaking to Times Now's Editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar, Kalra stated that the employees involved in the physical assault had only be given a warning letter and had been reinstated to their jobs.
"I don't know who started the argument but I could sense that something was wrong so I shot the video. Later, I submitted the video to my superiors at IndiGo Airlines. However, for 15 days they harassed me over the incident and then told me that me that I would be terminated from the company for shooting the video in the first place,"Kalra said.
Kalra, who works with the Cargo department of the airlines expressed his anguish over the matter saying that his whole family, including his pregnant wife, was financially dependent on him.
In the 81-second long video shot by Kalra, a passenger, identified as Rajiv Katiyal. can be seen being physically manhandled by the ground staff of the airlines at the Delhi airport tarmac.
The ground staff even restrained and throttled him during the course of the argument.
The shocking incident is said to have taken place after IndiGo Airlines flight 6E 487 landed at the Delhi airport on October 15.
Meanwhile, hous after the news broke on Times Now, the airline tweeted an apology to the passenger and assured that the erring employee who assaulted him had been terminated.
07/11/17 Times Now