Urination incident Air India: DGCA imposes Rs30-La penalty on AI
Urination incident Air India: DGCA imposes Rs30-La penalty on AI

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has slapped a penalty of Rs 30 lakh on Air India.  It also suspended the license of the pilot-in-command of the New York-Delhi flight in which a person allegedly urinated on an elderly female co-passenger.

As per the DGCA's notification, the license of the Pilot-In-Command has been suspended for a period of 3 months for failing to discharge his duties as per Rule 141 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, and applicable DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements.

"Financial Penalty of Rs30,00,000  has been imposed to M/s Air India for violation of applicable DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements," the notification reads.

"In order to determine whether or whether enforcement action should be taken against the Accountable Manager of M/s Air India, the Director of in-flight Services of M/s Air India, and all of the pilots and cabin crew members of that aircraft, the DGCA issued Show Cause notices to each of them. Examining M/s Air India's written answer and the employees involved "According to the airline's written response, the DGCA added that these steps had already been implemented in this particular circumstance.

A 70-year-old woman who was inebriated was allegedly urinated on by a guy called Shankar Mishra on November 26 of last year when they were travelling in business class on an Air India trip.

In response to a complaint made by the woman to Air India under sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act, Delhi Police had filed a First Information Report (FIR) against him on January 4. The victim and the accused are both from locations other than Delhi.

Following the event, US-based financial services provider Wells Fargo dismissed Shankar Mishra from his position.
"Wells Fargo expects its employees to act in a professional and ethical manner, thus these accusations greatly disturb us. This person has been let go by Wells Fargo. We are working with law enforcement, so please address any further questions to them "The business declared in a statement.

AirIndia also banned Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on the elderly woman, from flying for 4 months. 

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