New Delhi: Abdul Shahid Shamsudeen, a 24-year-old resident of Kottayam, Kerala flashed at a woman cabin crew member when she requested him not to light up a cigarette in the flight.

According to reports, Shamsudeen was travelling to New Delhi in a Saudi Airlines flight when he allegedly tried to light up a cigarette.

According to an official, other people in plane alleged that when the cabin crew member asked the man to put the cigarette back he refused, and started abusing her verbally. When she called other crew members for help he allegedly unzipped his pants and flashed at her, making obscene gestures.

Soon after the incident, the flight crew filed a complaint with the airport operations control centre and Central Industrial Security Force personnel were alerted.

The official also stated that when the flight landed, the man was detained and escorted to the IGI Airport Police station by CISF personnel. He was then handed over to the Delhi Police.

 The police official said that the accused works as an electrician and had visited Saudi Arabia on a work visa few months ago

According Deputy Commissioner of police (IGI Airport) Sanjay Bhatia, the accused was booked under IPC sections 354(Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).