The man was later handed over to the Delhi police. He has been booked under Section 509 of the IPC, police said.
New Delhi: A 58-year-old NRI, holding a Russian passport, was apprehended at the Delhi airport on Sunday after an Indian woman alleged that he had masturbated sitting beside her on board a flight from Istanbul, said a senior airport official on the condition of anonymity.
“It was learnt that the male passenger, an NRI holding Russian passport, was sitting next to the woman in the flight and allegedly unzipped his trouser and started masturbating in front of her,” a senior official said. On Sunday at about 4:10 pm, Turkish airline informed Security Operations Control Center (SOCC) about the requirement of CISF for an unruly passenger, arriving from Istanbul by flight TK-716. CISF Quick Reaction Team and area in-charge reached the spot. On arrival of the flight, it was learnt that a passenger made a PCR call after de-boarding against a co-passenger complaining of sexual harassment. On enquiry, it was learnt that the passenger, who was sitting next to her in flight had opened the zip of his trousers and started masturbating in front of the woman passenger. The woman then complained to the crew and the male passenger was shifted to another seat. The man was later handed over to the Delhi police. He has been booked under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC, police said.