This decision was taken in an internal meeting at the CEO level of Air India. DGCA says that Air India has banned Shankar Mishra for four months. Other airlines can also impose a similar ban on Mishra. Earlier, Air India had banned Mishra for 30 days.
New Delhi: Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on an elderly woman in an Air India flight coming from New York to New Delhi on November 26 last year, has been banned for four months.
This decision was taken in the internal CEO level meeting of Air India. DGCA says Air India has banned Shankar Mishra for four months. Other airlines can also impose a similar ban on Mishra. Earlier, Air India had banned Mishra for 30 days.
On January 7, the police arrested the accused Shankar Mishra from Bengaluru. He could be arrested 42 days after the incident. Shankar, a resident of Mumbai, was continuously absconding, after which a lookout notice was issued against him. Later, the police arrested the accused on the basis of his mobile location.
The woman passenger wrote in her complaint, “I am writing to express my deep dismay regarding the horrific incident that took place during my business class journey on flight AI102. This has been the most painful flight I have ever been on. During the flight, shortly after lunch, the lights were turned off. When I was getting ready to sleep, a drunken passenger came to her seat and urinated.
On 26 November, Air India flight was coming from New York to Delhi. That’s why Shankar Mishra, who was traveling in the business class of the plane, urinated on a 70-year-old elderly woman. Police has registered a case against the accused under section 354,294,509,510 of IPC. In this case, on Wednesday, the Delhi Police got the statement of the victim woman recorded under section 164 in front of the magistrate. Recently, the police had said that the women are not cooperating in the investigation.
In the court, Shankar Mishra claimed that the woman urinated on herself. The sacked banking executive denied that he had peed on the elderly woman during a flight.
He is currently in judicial custody. His bail request was turned down by a judge, who called the accusations against him “utterly disgusting and repulsive”.