On January 30, Mumbai police arrested an Italian women passenger on a Vistara Airline flight for creating a ruckus mid-air. The passenger named Paola Perruccio was arrested early Monday morning by Sahar police after the flight landed in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Stadium, but later given bail.
Mumbai police informed that the women created a ruckus insisting that she booked in economy class but was seated in business class, so in order to show her anger she took off some of her clothes, walked half naked and also assaulted the crew members.
“We confirm that there was an unruly passenger on Vistara flight UK 256 operating from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai on 30 January 2023. In view of the continued unruly conduct and violent behaviour, the captain issued a warning card and made a decision to restrain the passenger,” a Vistara spokesperson said.
“The pilot made regular announcements to assure the other customers onboard of their safety and security. In accordance with the guidelines and our stringent standard operating procedures (SOPs), the security agencies on-ground were informed about taking immediate action upon arrival. The incident has been reported to the relevant authorities as per the SOPs,” the spokesperson added.
The Mumbai police informed that they have filed a charge sheet after registering the case of misbehaviour.
The police recorded statements of fellow passengers and members. Before booking her under crew several sections of Indian Penal Code, a medical examination was also conducted on the women. “We have completed all the due formalities as per law and filed the chargesheet after recording all the relevant statements and medical and legal procedures,” DCP Dixit Gedam said.