The Delhi Police has issued a lookout circular (LOC) against social media influencer and bodybuilder Bobby Kataria after they found he was absconding and not joining the investigation.
The video was shared by several people on social media last month, following which Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had ordered an investigation into the matter.
As per the case details, the incident came to the airline’s notice on January 24 and it filed a complaint with Gurgaon Police on February 2, which said the matter pertains to the IGI airport. The complainant, Jasbir Chaudhary, manager, legal and company affairs, of SpiceJet then filed a complaint with Delhi Police on August 13, alleging that Kataria is ostensibly encouraging his fans to emulate such illegal acts and follow hazardous behaviour.
After taking legal opinion, Delhi Police lodged an FIR under Section 3 of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, 1982.
In the purported video, Kataria is seen lying down on the aircraft seat and lighting a cigarette and taking puffs.
The police had lodged an FIR against Kataria after receiving a complaint from the airlines authority.