Katyal, a Delhi-based commercial kitchen equipment maker, does not agree with the report submitted by IndiGo to the government on Wednesday which says ground staffer Juby Thomas was trying to prevent him from harm.
“I am a frequent flyer and know where I can go and not go after alighting from an aircraft. I was just standing quietly in the shade and waiting for a bus take us to the terminal when one ground staffer (Thomas) spoke very rudely to me. When I asked him to do his job and quickly call the third bus, he got agitated,” 53-year-old Katyal said.
He recalls Montu Kalra, the sacked IndiGo staffer, asking the other two to stop him from boarding the bus, which led to the scuffle. “After this, they put me on an empty bus for 15 minutes. While there, I called the police and my wife (who was in Delhi). I reached the terminal half an hour after landing. Once there, the cops came. By that time my wife also came and we went to the police station,” Katyal, a mechanical engineer, said.
He was “shocked” to find on Tuesday evening that action was taken against only Montu Kalra and not the others. Asked what action he wanted, he said it was for the society at large to determine. “It’s not about me. What happened with me, and others like me in the past, can happen again. We have to think what to do so that people remain safe,” he said.