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Man arrested for forcing airhostess to click selfie

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Published Jun 28, 2016, 10:13 am IST
Updated Jun 28, 2016, 10:13 am IST
Mohammed Abubakar violated aircraft rules by smoking in the toilet.
The man is in judicial custody and is booked under IPC's 354 and 336 (Photo: Pixabay)
 The man is in judicial custody and is booked under IPC's 354 and 336 (Photo: Pixabay)

Gujarat: A man, travelling from Damam, Saudi Arabia to Mumbai, was arrested for molesting a Jet Airways air hostess and taking a selfie against her will, according to a report. He further violated aircraft rules by smoking in the toilet.

Mohammed Abubakar (29) was arrested after the Damam-Mumbai flight landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Monday.

 

The matter began once the flight from Damam took off. The air hostess in her complaint claimed that Abubakar caught her hand while boarding, and forced her to take a selfie. He kept misbehaving throughout the journey, she told the police.

The air hostess raised her voice when he misbehaved with her following which four cabin crew members came to her rescue. On seeing the crew there, Abubakar walked away to the toilet where he had a smoke, violating safety rules. The crew then asked him to hand over his cigarettes and lighter to them.

He was arrested after the Damam-Mumbai flight landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). Abubakar, who claims to be employed with a hotel at Damam told the police he clicked the selfie "for fun".

 

The man is in judicial custody and is booked under IPC's 354 outraging modesty of women), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), and under Aircraft Rules section 25 (safety violations). His mobile phone has been seized and will be sent to the forensic sciences laboratory (FSL).

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