Kolkata: A case was filed against a senior police officer for allegedly creating a ruckus at the Kolkata airport when asked to pay for additional luggage he wanted to carry on a flight. The cop who was identified as Anirban Ray, a 1998-batch IPS officer, is at present posted as the Additional Director-General (Provisioning) with the West Bengal Police.
Ray was supposed to take a flight to Delhi from the Kolkata airport. According to the complaint, he misbehaved with the airport staff and created a ruckus after he was asked to pay for excess luggage. Following the incident, he was not allowed to board the flight and was escorted out of the airport.
He has been booked under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 505 (causing public mischief) and 506 (criminal intimidation), Deputy Commissioner (Airport) of Bidhannagar City Police Aishwarya Sagar said.
"The incident happened on Sunday afternoon. An FIR has already been lodged against him, and appropriate legal action has been initiated. An investigation has been started," she said.
The airport authorities and the airlines did not issue any formal statement in this regard.
As per an official, Ray was unnaturally volatile and aggressive. He also threatened and intimidated when informed of the airport regulations. The police are also aware of the developments. "Police, airport officials and airline staffers, including women, who were trying to assist him, were humiliated, and in one instance, shoved. This is an unacceptable behaviour and a criminal offence," said an official, as per a Times of India report.