<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after controversy erupted over a viral video that showed IndiGo staffers allegedly manhandling a passenger in Delhi, IndiGo promoter Rahul Bhatia met Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathy Raju. The minister sought an ‘independent’ report from regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the matter, saying that fisticuffs are not acceptable in a civilised society.Raju also said that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) will check whether certain procedures were violated, as the incident happened in the security area.A video surfaced on Tuesday showing IndiGo staff assaulting a passenger at the Delhi airport. The incident happened on October 15 on the tarmac. On Wednesday morning, IndiGo promoter Rahul Bhatia held meetings with Raju and civil aviation secretary R N Choubey.The minister further said that any violation on the airside is dangerous. “I understand that some of them (procedure) have not been followed and notice will go from the BCAS as to why things have not been followed,” Raju said. “We can’t have violations. These are incorrect. Can there be fisticuffs on the airside? What is this?”When asked whether there would be any punishment for the airline, Raju said, “I have not studied that.” A punitive action would depend on a lot of things, he said, adding that let the DGCA report come out.Meanwhile, President and Whole Time Director of IndiGo Aditya Ghosh, in a letter to the Civil Aviation ministry said that Montu Kalra – the self-professed whistle-blower who was sacked – not only instigated the incident but also provoked the passenger by shooting a video on his mobile phone. He also did not bring the incident to the notice of his superiors.— With agency inputs

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IndiGo: Fisticuffs aren’t ok, says Gajapathy Raju