Two drunk brothers create ruckus at airport immigration
Immigration staff alleged that the two approached the counter inebriated. They, allegedly, did not follow the queue and argued with officers when asked to maintain decorum.
SANJAY BHATIA, DCP (IGIA)
NEWDELHI: High drama ensued at the immigration area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport when two Indians, brothers, allegedly drunk, created a ruckus and jostled with an immigration officer in the early hours of Saturday. Armed Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, who had to be summoned to the spot, handed over the two men to the Delhi Police, after which they were arrested.
According to the deputy commissioner of police (IGIA), Sanjay Bhatia, a complaint was received from immigration officers around 12.30am that two men, i dentified as Rajesh Kumar and Parvinder Nath, from Punjab, who had arrived at the Delhi airport from Dubai, were demanding priority immigration clearance.
“Immigration staff alleged that Kumar and Nath approached the immigration counter inebriated. They, allegedly, did not follow the queue and started arguing with immigration officers when asked to maintain decorum.
“Officers said the two men even abused the officers and tried to drag and manhandle them. Kumar even allegedly forced himself out of the immigration counter. They also created a ruckus at the diplomatic counter,” Bhatia said.
Another immigration officer said their staff then called the armed CISF personnel for assistance. “The two men were then pinned down by CISF personnel. The Delhi Police was called and both were handed over for legal action. The incident led to a disruption and delay in immigration services as many passengers, both foreign and domestic, had to wait till the two unruly passengers were pacified,” the officer said, requesting anonymity.
Kumar and Nath were arrested and booked under the Indian Penal Code’s sections 353 and 186, for assault, and for obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions, respectively,” Bhatia said, adding that they were later released on bail.