Shankar Mishra, who was found urinating on an elderly woman while drunk on Air India is sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The incident happened on the 26th of November last year on an Air India flight from New York – Delhi. Shankar Mishra peed on his co-passenger an elderly woman, while drunk and left the airport unscathed. After the public outburst, the airline banned him for 30 days.
F.I.R. was fired against him based on the statement the victim gave to the airline. Yesterday Shankar Mishra was arrested in Bengaluru after hiding for days and brought back to the capital. The Delhi police requested 3 days of police custody but the court said, “What’re the grounds for police custody? Just because there’s public pressure, don’t do this. Go by law,” So, Shankar Mishra is being sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The complainant told the crew that she didn’t want to see Mishra’s face but was stunned when he was brought inside. He soon started crying and begging her to not file an F.I.R. against him for the sake of his wife and son. She accused the crew of being “deeply unprofessional” and said they were not proactive in managing a “very sensitive and traumatic situation”.
Shankar Mishra worked as vice president of the India chapter of the multinational firm, which is headquartered in California. “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behaviour and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo,” the company said in a statement last evening.
Air India officials and the crew of the flight have been asked to explain their handling of the incident after widespread shock and disgust.
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.
Family’s response to the Urinating incident
The family of the perpetrator accused the woman of blackmailing since they gave the woman money. Shyam Mishra False case. My son hadn’t slept for 30-35 hrs. After dinner, he might’ve consumed the drink given by the crew and then slept. From what I understand, he was questioned by airline staff after he woke up,” he said. Shyam Mishra claimed that his son could not have committed such an offence. “I don’t think he would do it. She (the victim) is a 72-year-old woman, she is like his mother. He (the accused, his son) is a 34-year-old man. How can he do it? He is married and has an 18-year-old daughter,” he said.