VIRAL VIDEO- Social media influencer Bobby Kataria lit a cigarette inside a SpiceJet aircraft, prompting the authorities to file a police case against him. Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday ordered a probe after a video showing bodybuilder Bobby Kataria smoking on a SpiceJet flight surfaced on the social media, news agency PTI reported.
After the video of the incident surfaced on Twitter on Thursday, Scindia said, “Investigating it. There will be no tolerance towards such hazardous behaviour.”
In the video shared widely on social media, Instagram influencer and Gurgaon resident Bobby Kataria, who has over 6.30 lakh followers, is seen lying down on the aircraft seat and lighting a cigarette. He takes a couple of puffs before the video cuts out.
When the video of the incident was posted on Twitter on Thursday, Scindia said that the incident is being investigated. Such dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.” SpiceJet did not respond to queries on what action is being taken against Kataria, Media report said.
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However media report said that, this is an old video of social media influencer Bobby Kataria which is resurfaced on the Internet and has become the reason for widespread anger all across the nation.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security confirmed that the now-viral video was old and appropriate action was taken against Bobby at that time, reported ANI.
The video was shot when the influencer reportedly travelled from Dubai to New Delhi on a SpiceJet flight on January 23, 2022. The video was immediately taken down from his social media pages. “Video isn’t available on his FB/Insta page. Action taken by aviation security earlier,” the authorities said.
The video showed the social media star laying down at the tail section of the SpiceJet flight and smoking a cigarette. Smoking is banned on all flights be it domestic or international. According to ANI, a SpiceJet spokesperson said that none of the passengers or crew was aware of the act. The matter came to the airline’s notice on January 24, 2022 through social media posts.