Congress leader Pawan Khera was stopped from boarding a plane at Delhi airport by the Assam police and the incident led to a big ruckus with other Congress leaders holding a protest in the airport.
Pawan Khera was forced to exit the IndiGo flight when he was heading with a group of Congress leaders to attend a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Raipur. ANI tweeted, “Congress leader Pawan Khera was stopped from boarding a plane at Delhi airport after a request was received from Assam police to stop him: Delhi Police.”
“A case has been registered against Congress leader Pawan Khera at Haflong police station in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. A team of Assam police left for Delhi to take remand of Pawan Khera in connection with the case: Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan, IGP L&O & Spox of Assam police to ANI.
Nearly 50 Congress leaders KC Venugopal launched a rare protest on the tarmac, refusing to let the flight leave. IndiGo Airline said: “A passenger was deplaned by the police at the Delhi airport from Raipur-bound flight 6E 204. Some other passengers have also decided to deboard on their own accord. We are following the advice of the concerned authorities. The flight is delayed as of now and we regret the inconvenience caused to other passengers.”
Mr Khera said he was first told that there was trouble with his baggage. “I was told that there is an issue with my baggage, though I only had hand baggage. They told me you can’t fly. Then they said the DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) will meet you. I have been waiting for a long time. There is no sign of law and order,” he said.