New Delhi: In another development, IndiGo Airlines on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the private airline for six months, after news reports surfaced that he had allegedly heckled journalist Arnab Goswami in the flight from Mumbai to Lucknow. Also Read - Chetan Bhagat & Kunal Kamra Lock Horns on Twitter Over Citizenship Amendment Bill, Here's What Unfolded
“In light of the recent incident on board 6E 5317 from Mumbai to Lucknow, we wish to inform that we are suspending Kunal Kamra from flying with IndiGo for a period of six months, as his conduct onboard was unacceptable behaviour,” the airline said in a tweet. Also Read - Gujarat's MS University cancels comedian Kunal Kamra's show
“Hereby, we wish to advise our passengers to refrain from indulging in personal slander whilst onboard, as this can potentially compromise the safety of fellow passengers,” it added.
Meanwhile, Air India has also suspended Kamra from flying in its planes for an indefinite period. The airline said he won’t be able to fly until further notice.
#FlyAI: In view of the incident onboard @IndiGo6E, Air India wishes to inform that conduct of Person concerned is unacceptable. With a view to discourage such behaviour onboard flights, Kunal Kamra is suspended from flying on any Air India flight until further notice. @HardeepSPuri,” Air India said in a tweet.
As per updates, Kamra in the flight that was from Mumbai to Lucknow allegedly heckled senior journalist Arnab Goswami.
According to the video which was posted by Kamra on its Twitter handle, Goswami, who can be seen glued to his laptop in the video, did not respond to the comedian’s questions and comments.