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TDP MP Reddy refuses to comment on ruckus at Vizag airport

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

MP J C Diwakar Reddy, who allegedly created ruckus yesterday at the Visakhapatnam airport after he was denied boarding by IndiGo for being late, today 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 member from Anantapur, has been banned by all domestic airlines following his alleged unruly behaviour.

He was yesterday scheduled to fly IndiGo's flight 6E-608, which departs from Visakhapatnam at 8.10 am, to 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 yesterday'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, today said he would get the entire incident "enquired into" and will ensure "lawful outcomes" follow.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 14:22 IST