FIR is lodged against a drunk passenger who peed on another passenger on Air india. Air india has banned him for 30 days
The woman wrote a letter to the Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran, which was first reported by the Times of India, in which she recalled her harrowing experience on the flight. The woman alleged that the drunk man walked to her seat, unzipped his pants and urinated. After urinating, the man continued to expose his private parts and only moved when other passengers asked him to leave. The woman’s clothes, shoes, and the bag got soaked in urine and the crew gave her a set of new clothes and put sheets on her urine-soaked seat.
She pointed out that the passenger walked free after the flight landed in Delhi despite her alerting the cabin crew.
Air India has taken a very serious view of the incident where a drunk man allegedly urinated on a female passenger on a New York-Delhi flight in November last year. “A police complaint has already been lodged and Air India is committed to assist the law enforcement agencies as well as regulatory authorities,” Air India said. “As a first step, Air India has banned the passenger for 30 days, the maximum it is permitted to unilaterally do so, and reported the matter to the DGCA for further action.” Air India added that it is in “regular contact with the aggrieved passenger and her family during the investigation and reporting process.” “A detailed action taken report must be communicated to the Commission within 7 days,” NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said. “We have also constituted an internal committee to probe lapses on part of Air India’s crew and address the deficiencies that delayed quick redressal of the situation. We are also in regular contact with the aggrieved passenger and her family during the investigation and reporting process,” it said.
A senior police officer said an FIR has been registered based on the complaint of the woman, which was shared by Air India on January 4, under Sections 354, 294, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code and 23 of the Air Crafts Act. “Air India allegedly shared basic details of the incident with police on December 28 after which police tried to contact the woman but she said she has given her complaint to Air India which should be used as her original complaint,” the officer added.
Taking a suo moto cognizance, the National Commission for Women has sought a detailed report from Delhi Police within five days on the action taken in the issue. The Commission has also sought personal intervention from Chandrasekaran for taking “appropriate action against the culprit for the horrendous/awful behavior to an elderly woman.”