Coimbatore police on Wednesday arrested three people for allegedly harassing and misbehaving with the staff of an Indigo flight flying from Coimbatore to Chennai. The incident took place around 11 pm on Wednesday night and the flight was delayed by an hour because of it.
The accused allegedly tried to click pictures of the air hostesses and other members of the staff and when the crew protested, the men allegedly tried to pick up a fight. It has also been alleged that the men were in an inebriated state.
It is reported that of the three men, two are lawyers and one a political activist, Subash Swaminathan, belonging to a fringe political outfit called the "Akila Bharatha Hindu Maha Sabha Katchi". This outfit is not a part of the Sangh parivar. However, it is not yet confirmed if he is the same person though he is known to participate in right-wing political activites.
The three were produced before a local court on Thursday and will reportedly be sent to judicial custody. The Coimbatore police have lodged a FIR against the three accused under various sections including that of harassing a woman.