The leader has more than a dozen criminal cases registered against him, including a case of attempt to murder. Most of his close family members also hold prominent positions in the party and are into real estate business.
Confirming the incident, a Jet airways spokesperson said: "A guest booked for travel on 9W 76 (August 21, 2014) from Mumbai to Hong Kong was offloaded in an inebriated state as he was seen to be conducting himself in an inappropriate manner with cabin crew members aboard the flight."
The Jet Airways flight to Hong Kong was delayed by an hour.
According to eyewitness accounts, he had a seat in the business class. He was apparently drunk when he boarded the flight.
When he started misbehaving and created a ruckus, the captain decided to get him off the plane. He was handed over to airport authorities.
According to aviation industry insiders and airline officials, passengers who are drunk and disorderly cause a lot of problem. The matter is being taken up with aviation regulators to come up with suitable policies to handle such passengers.