The pistol shooter Manu Bhaker has demanded action against two Air India employees for allegedly "harassing" and "insulting" her.
Tokyo Olympics medal prospect Manu Bhaker eventually managed to board the aircraft on Friday evening after the intervention of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. She thanked Rijiju for his prompt intervention but is also hoping for action against the Air India officials at Delhi airport. Later, Air India, too, apologised for the conduct of of its staff.
Manu told PTI, "They can be held accountable for the harassment and insult I endured as trying to save their officials (Manoj Gupta and another security person of the airline) will only further damage Air India's reputation." She further added, "Air India is now claiming that they were just asking for documents and doing their job but I am sure everything was captured by the CCTV cameras. You can check... "They snatched my mobile and deleted the picture which my mother clicked as the harassment went on."
While offering an apology, Air India wrote in a Tweet, "Ma'am we are really sorry that you have faced inconvenience while travelling with us. We request you to kindly share details of the issue along with your contact details over DM for us to assist you."