AI Flight Row: Rijiju Says Media Generated False News


New Delhi: Minister of State Kiren Rijiju currently going through the trauma of the tarmac over Air India’s alleged offloading of passengers from a Delhi-Leh flight 0to accommodate Rijiju on June 24, has termed he report baseless on Friday.

“That issue is over. It was all false news. Nobody was de-boarded because of me. So, it was wrong news. I have seen the video. Instead, the Air India authority was explaining me that it was not my fault and the whole confusion was because of a leading news channel which was running incorrect news,” he told the media here.

Rijiju, who had last week gone to Leh by a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter to attend the Sindhu Darshan function, reportedly caused the delay of an Air India flight and made three passengers de-board the flight.

Rijiju was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and they were to fly to Delhi from Leh on June 24, when the reported incident took place.