Ahmedabad Airport police arrested a 45-year-old resident of London, Jitesh Pindoriya for smoking in flight. he was heading to his home town Bhuj by AI-172 flight from London to Ahmedabad.
A complaint was registered by the pilot Krunal Kishnani, under IPC Section 336, about 10am, the display screen in the cockpit displayed a warning about smoke in the toilet. pilot instructed a crew members to check the lavatory.
The crew members had heard the smoke alarm and saw a passenger leave the lavatory. When they checked it, they did not find a cigarette or anything out of place.
Jitesh Pindoriya denied it at first, but later admitted to having smoked in the lavatory.
The Airport Police are now questioning Pindoriya as to how he got the lighter and cigarettes into the flight at the London airport.