JC Diwakar Reddy, Telegu Desam Party’s (TDP) MP from Anantapur created ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport on Thursday. The MP created a ruckus after he was denied a boarding pass by Indigo Airlines. The airline denied the boarding to the Reddy as he had arrived too late to board the flight for Hyderabad. Reddy is alleged to have damaged airport property during his tirade. According to the report, the Anantapur MP damaged the boarding pass printing machine at the airport counter. This is the second time Reddy has created ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport after arriving late. The MP is from Aviation Minister Gajapati Raju’s party, according to an NDTV report.
Earlier this year Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had been temporarily banned from flying after he allegedly assaulted Air India staff, IE reported. The video of Gaikwad assaulting the airline’s staff had gone viral. The Civil Aviation Ministry had in June last year unveiled a ”national no-fly list”. Passengers who misbehave with airline crew can be put on the no-fly list. Those named on the ‘no-fly list’ will be barred from flying for a minimum duration of three months and can be extended to two years. The list, which is still being drafted, will classify offences into three categories, according to an Indian Express report.
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Level one incidents, which include offences such as unruly behaviour, physical gestures and verbal harassment would lead to a minimum ban of three months. Level two offences would include sexual harassment, abusive behaviour, physical abuse such as pushing, hitting, grabbing and inappropriate touching, would attract a minimum ban of six months. Level three offenses would include offenses which are life threatening and would a attract a ban which could last from two years to a lifetime, according to an Indian Express report.