The incident tells us a lot about Goswami, Puri, India’s airlines, the civil aviation authority and our government – and how all these can gang up to terrorise a flyer if he irritates a celebrity-propagandist for the ruling party, writes Shastri Ramachandran.
Kamra was banned by India's largest airline for six months on Tuesday for allegedly harassing Goswami on the Mumbai-Lucknow flight. SpiceJet, GoAir and Air India also imposed a similar ban on Kamra without specifying any period.
"As captain of 6E5317 Mumbai-Lucknow flight on January 28, I do not find...events reportable in any way. Mr. Kamra's behaviour, while unsavoury, was not qualifying of a level 1 unruly passenger," the IndiGo pilot-in-command said.