‘Worst Air Rage Passenger Ever’ Jailed After Flight Rampage

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The ‘worst passenger ever’ has been jailed after he drunkenly abused cabin crew on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham, and for biting a police officer when he tried to arrest him.

Jasbir Singh Bharaj, 46, was called the “worst passenger he had ever encountered” by a flight attendant after he went on an in-flight rampage.

Bharaj was sentenced to a total of 11 months at Birmingham Crown Court for his behaviour aboard the Emirates plane on September 16 last year. The court heard how Bharaj, had threatened to punch an air hostess in the face and caused more than £2,500 worth of damage to an in-flight entertainment console.

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They were told how Bharaj had drank a mixture of vodka and wine before making sexually explicit gestures to a female member of staff. He also called one air hostess a “fucking bitch”.

He reportedly shouted “fucking Muslims send them back to where they came from” and “fucking ISIS.”

When police arrived he called them “white wankers” and bit one of the officers in the police car.

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Judge Burbridge QC, giving his sentence, told Bharaj:

People need to know that if you get drunk on an airplane, upset other passengers and cause cabin crew to have a difficult job then custodial sentences should apply.

You have many previous convictions and it seems you will not learn your lesson.

He was found guilty of drunkenness on an aircraft, criminal damage, racially aggravated words and behaviour and common assault.

Satvir Aujla, who’s defended Bharaj said:

He is suffering from considerable ill health and is due to have a hip replacement on Wednesday.

He is ashamed and remorseful for his actions.


Birmingham Mail