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Air India urination case: Mumbai man who accused of urinating on woman in Air India flight fired by his company

The company Wells Fargo said the allegations against 34-year-old Shankar Mishra were "extremely disturbing".

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: A man from Mumbai who urinated on a woman in an Air India flight has been fired by his company, Wells Fargo. Shankar Mishra, a resident of Mumbai, urinated on an elderly woman in an Air India flight in November. The police is looking for him in this case.

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Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on the woman on November 26 under the influence of alcohol and was let go without any action. Accused Shankar Mishra is missing and a lookout notice and airport alert has been issued for him. The police is searching for him.

The company Wells Fargo said the allegations against 34-year-old Shankar Mishra were “extremely disturbing”. “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct, and we find these allegations very troubling. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo,” the company said in a statement this evening.

Shankar Mishra allegedly unzipped his pants and urinated on a woman in business class on an Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26.

Earlier today, Shankar Mishra, citing a WhatsApp message from the woman, claimed that he had “forgiven her for the alleged act”. He had no intention of lodging a complaint.

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Allegedly Shankar Mishra had opened the zip in the plane on 26th November in a drunken state and urinated on the woman. He was let go without any action being taken against him. Air India lodged a complaint with the police on January 4. The airline defended the delay in registering the case, saying it was confident that the woman and the accused had “resolved the matter”.

The aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has now warned of strict action if airline staff fail to act against passengers who are unruly or behave inappropriately.

As Air India faces scrutiny, its CEO Campbell Wilson said crew should report any improper behaviour on aircraft to authorities at the earliest, even if it seems the “matter has been settled”.

“The repulsion felt by the affected passenger is totally understandable, and we share her distress,” Mr Wilson wrote in an internal memo.

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