Mohammed Abubakar from Gujarat reportedly violated aircraft rules on board a Jet Airways flight from Damam to Mumbai shortly after take-off.
According to local media the 29-year-old was discovered smoking in the toilet of the aircraft.
An air hostess allegedly wrote a complaint in which she claimed Abubakar grabbed her hand as she walked past him shortly into the flight.
She also said that the man said 'C'mon man, take a selfie' to her, and repeatedly misbehaved throughout the trip.
According to The Times of India, the anonymous cabin crew member told police she felt she was being followed during the flight - and when she turned around Abubakar was standing behind her.
She claims she repeatedly told him she would not take a selfie, and he allegedly stood behind her at all times, even when she had taken her seat.
She said: 'He crossed the limit by grabbing me by the shoulder and forcefully taking a selfie.'
Four flight attendants reportedly soon came over when the woman screamed - however the 29-year-old allegedly went in to the toilet and lit a cigarette.
Speaking to the Times of India sub-inspector VS Pawar said: 'He came out after smoking in there. The crew warned him and asked him to hand over his cigarette packet and lighter.
'A probe is on to know how he cleared the security check with an inflammable item like a cigarette lighter. By smoking on board, he endangered several lives. His mobile phone has been seized and will be sent to the forensic sciences laboratory.'
Abubakar has allegedly been charged for outraging the modesty of women and endangering life or personal safety of others, as well as breaking safety violations. He is reportedly in judicial custody.