Shankar Mishra, the Air India passenger who is accused of urinating on another passenger while drunk on a journey from New York to Delhi, has been detained in Bengaluru.
New Delhi: According to Delhi Police officials, Shankar Mishra, the Air India passenger who is accused of urinating on another passenger while drunk on a journey from New York to Delhi, has been detained in Bengaluru.
The officials also stated that Mishra had been brought to Delhi from Bengaluru. Since leaving his home in Bengaluru, he has been hiding. Mishra had turned off his cell phone as well after learning of the police case against him.
After the incident of Mishra allegedly urinating on his co-passenger was reported, the Delhi Police on January 5 issued a lookout notice to the relevant authorities after registering a case of sexual harassment and obscenity against Mishra.
The Bengaluru police helped the Delhi police in the arrest of Shankar Mishra from the Sanjay Nagar area of the city. The accused was staying at his sister’s home.
Mishra was arrested days after he was dismissed by Wells Fargo, the California-headquartered multinational financial services company.
The company in its statement remarked that Wells Fargo stresses on its employees to maintain the highest standards of professionalism and best-possible personal behaviour, and such allegations are not tolerable by the company. Mishra has been sacked by Wells Fargo.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued an advisory on Friday asking the airlines to lodge a complaint anytime if a passenger is found unruly in his or her behaviour on board.
The aviation regulator has taken the matter seriously and warned that strict actions will be taken against staff on board if found not to be complying with the regulations on flight safety.
Heads of operations have been asked to sensitise pilots, cabin crew, and directors of in-flight services of their respective airlines amid the unruly behaviour of passengers through appropriate means under intimation to DGC.
The DGCA said in its advisory that “any non-compliance with applicable regulations will be dealt with strictly and invite enforcement action.”