Passenger tweets about jail threat by IndiGo pilot; aviation minister says he is ‘off-rostered’

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Published: January 14, 2020 4:01 PM

Supriya Unni Nair, who had asked for a wheelchair for her 75-year old mother, after landing in Bengaluru on Monday night, alleged in a tweet that the pilot had misbehaved and threatened her with jail. She claimed that her mother was diabetic.

IndiGo pilot, aviation minister, Bengaluru, Union Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Supriya Unni Nair, Ministry of Civil Aviation“The airline has informed Ministry of Civil Aviation that the pilot has been off-rostered pending full enquiry,” said Puri in a tweet.

A woman passenger has claimed that she was threatened by an IndiGo pilot with jail after she asked for a wheelchair for her mother at Bengaluru, with Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri saying the airline has “off-rostered” the pilot.

Supriya Unni Nair, who had asked for a wheelchair for her 75-year old mother, after landing in Bengaluru on Monday night, alleged in a tweet that the pilot had misbehaved and threatened her with jail. She claimed that her mother was diabetic.

“I requested my office to contact IndiGo as soon as I saw the tweet by Ms Supriya Unni Nair about the pilot’s behaviour with her & her 75 year old mother in need of wheelchair assistance.  “The airline has informed Ministry of Civil Aviation that the pilot has been off-rostered pending full enquiry,” said Puri in a tweet.

Nair claimed that when the wheelchair was brought to take her mother at the Bengaluru airport, the pilot prevented the 75-year-old to be taken from the plane. She alleged that the pilot also threatened to get them detained and make them spend a night in jail.

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