Trouble at Srinagar Airport in CM’s presence

Sky Marshal arrested for passing derogatory remarks

By News Agency of Kashmir

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Srinagar : Trouble erupted at Srinagar Airport following the arrest of a Sky Marshal posted with Air Deccan for passing derogatory remarks against a woman passenger on a Delhi bound flight, this afternoon.

Eyewitnesses told News Agency of Kashmir that the sky marshal Krishan Kumar made “advances” and passed “lewd” remarks on one of the women passengers, Supriya Agarwal, when the later boarded the Delhi bound Air Deccan flight.

They said that the woman objected the behavior of the marshal and was soon joined by her co-passengers, who did not allow the flight to take off.

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was also in the flight, took strong exception of the misbehavior and directed SSP Anti-Hijacking to arrest the official. However, senior police officers said that the chief minister did not intervened in any manner and instead board a
Spice Jet flight for Delhi.

“The sky marshal was arrested after the complaint by a passenger that he misbehaved with her,” Superintendent of Police (Airport) G A Dar said.

Originally from the National Security Guard (NSG) the Marshal was posted on the Airways as a measure of anti-hijacking measures.

The official was immediately arrested by the cops and whisked away to a nearby police station, sources said adding, however, this irritated the pilot of the flight, who refused to take off.

Well informed sources claimed that the CM also called minister for civil aviation over phone and reprised him about the matter. Departure of the aircraft – scheduled to leave at 12.45 p.m. – was delayed for more than half an hour.

The Sky Marshal was however still under arrest and has been booked by the police, sources added.