Delhi Police claims that the man who urinated on a female co-passenger on an Air India flight is allegedly a resident of Mumbai and will be arrested soon. The police department on Wednesday said several teams have been formed to nab the man and an FIR has also been registered against him on the basis of a complaint received by Air India. The man has been booked under sections 509, 354 and 510 of the IPC, while section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act has also been invoked. Delhi Police said, “The accused is a resident of Mumbai but his possible location is in some other state and the police team has reached there. We will arrest the accused at the earliest.”
The accused is a resident of Mira Road area of Mumbai. He is currently not present in Mumbai. Delhi Police may give notice to all cabin crew members present in the flight at the time of the incident and call them for statement: Police Sources – ANI (@ANI) January 5, 2023
A police officer said, “We have formed a team to trace the accused passenger. Investigation is underway and he will be arrested soon.” Air India said that as part of the first, it has banned the passenger for 30 days, the maximum it is allowed to do unilaterally. The airline said it took the incident very seriously which caused inconvenience to a passenger.
“Air India has taken a very serious view of the incident where a passenger behaved in an unacceptable and unbecoming manner on a New York-Delhi flight, causing extreme inconvenience to a fellow passenger. A police complaint has already been registered in the matter And Air India is committed to assist law enforcement agencies as well as regulatory authorities in ensuring justice to the aggrieved passengers.”
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also launched an investigation, Air India has set up an internal panel to probe whether there was lapse on the part of the crew in averting the situation that put the woman in distress Was. The National Commission for Women has taken cognizance of an incident in an Air India flight in which an inebriated male passenger flashed his genitals at an elderly woman. The Commission has sought a detailed action taken report on the matter from the Delhi Police Commissioner within seven days.
Drunk male passenger pees on a female co-passenger in Air India’s business class on November 26, 2022
Air India has filed a police complaint in connection with the incident that took place on November 26, when the flight was on its way from JFK (US) to Delhi: Air India official told ANI pic.twitter.com/XE55X6ao0b– ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2023
In her letter to N Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of Tata Sons, the woman passenger, who is in her seventies, described the flight experience as extremely traumatic and expressed deep disappointment over the incident that took place in the business class section of the flight. In her letter, the woman said the ‘horrible incident’ happened soon after lunch and the lights were switched off as she was getting ready to sleep.
The plane had taken off from John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. She said that within minutes, an intoxicated male walked to his seat and unzipped his pants, undressing himself and exposing his private parts until another passenger helped him to his seat. Not asked to return.
“I express my deepest condolences regarding the horrific incident that took place during my business class travel on flight AI102 (departing at NY, JFK at 12.30pm tomorrow 26th November, arrival at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 1.30pm today) Writing to express my disappointment. PM). This has been the most painful flight I have ever had.”
Air India bans passengers for 30 days for urinating on an elderly woman in flight
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“During the flight, shortly after lunch and the lights had been turned off, I was getting ready to sleep, and another passenger completely inebriated walked up to my seat. He unzipped his pants. , relieved himself, and continued to expose me. The passenger sitting next to me asked him to return to his seat.
He did not respond immediately, but left the area after a few moments,” read the letter.
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The seventy-year-old female passenger also highlighted in the letter that when asked to change seats, “the airline refused and told her that seats were not available.” She also complained about a senior flight attendant allotting a small seat to be used by airline staff.
With inputs from ANI