Union Aviation Minister Scindia
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has called for swift action in cases of women urinating on Air India flights. The Delhi Police arrested 34-year-old accused Shankar Mishra on Saturday. He allegedly urinated on a senior citizen woman in an inebriated state in the business class of an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26 last year.
Scindia told reporters on Saturday that after the completion of the ongoing action, further action would be taken expeditiously. The carrier’s CEO on Saturday issued an apology for its handling of the incident and said four cabin crew and a pilot had been de-rostered and the in-flight alcohol policy was being reviewed. Officials had earlier said that Delhi Police had arrested Mishra from Bengaluru through technical surveillance.
A Delhi court on Saturday sent Mishra to judicial custody for 14 days while rejecting the police’s plea for remand. Delhi Police had registered an FIR against her on January 4 on a complaint given by the woman to Air India. Let me tell you, Shankar Mishra, who worked with the American multinational firm Wells Fargo in India, was sacked on Friday. He had allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger on a New York-Mumbai flight last November.