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TDP MP Reddy refuses to comment on ruckus at Vizag airport

PTI
Published Jun 16, 2017, 4:42 pm IST
Updated Jun 16, 2017, 4:42 pm IST
Reddy, the Lok Sabha member from Anantapur, has been banned by all domestic airlines following his alleged unruly behaviour.
Telugu Desam MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy (Photo: File)
 Telugu Desam MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy (Photo: File)

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party MP J C Diwakar Reddy, who allegedly created ruckus yesterday at the Visakhapatnam airport after he was denied boarding by IndiGo for being late, on Friday said he would not like to comment on the issue.

Reddy allegedly got into a verbal spat with the ground staff and threw a printer kept at the airline's counter after he was informed that boarding for his flight had closed.

 

He was finally accommodated on the same flight, but all the major domestic carriers, including IndiGo, later banned him from their flights.

"(I have) Nothing to say. I don't want to speak anything," Reddy told reporters here today, with folded hands, when asked if he was apologetic over his actions.

Reddy, the Lok Sabha member from Anantapur, has been banned by all domestic airlines following his alleged unruly behaviour.

He was scheduled to fly IndiGo's flight 6E-608 on Thursday, which departs from Visakhapatnam at 8.10 am, to Hyderabad. But he reached just 28 minutes before the scheduled departure, according to the airline.

 

As per the norms laid out by the aviation regulator, airlines close check-in counters for all domestic fights 45 minutes prior to departure.

Prior to Thursday's incident, Reddy had allegedly vandalised the Air India office at Gannavaram airport in Vijaywada last year after he missed his flight.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, who also belongs to the same party, on Friday said he would get the entire incident "enquired into" and will ensure "lawful outcomes" follow.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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