DGCA's big action on Air India, fine of 30 lakhs, pilot's license suspended

Air India passenger urinating case DGCA took a big step and imposed a fine of 30 lakhs on Air India for urinating an elderly woman on an Air India flight. Also, the pilot's license has been suspended for not discharging his responsibilities properly. DGCA has given another punishment.

DGCA's big action on Air India, fine of 30 lakhs, pilot's license suspended

In the case of urination on an elderly woman, taking strict action, the DGCA imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on an Air India flight. Along with this, DGCA has suspended the pilot's license of Air India for three months. The DGCA said that the pilot-in-command of the flight completely failed to discharge his duties. Along with this, a fine of Rs 3 lakh has also been imposed on the Director of Flight Services of Air India. The matter is dated 26 November 2022. When the Air India flight came from New York to Delhi, accused Shankar Mishra urinated on an elderly woman. The absconding accused Shankar Mishra was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 7 in Bengaluru. Taking action at its level, Air India imposed a 30-day travel ban on the accused.

According to an Air India spokesperson, a three-member internal committee headed by a former district judge probed the matter. and found Shankar Mishra to be a 'misbehaved passenger'. Shankar Mishra has been banned from flying for four months in accordance with the relevant provisions of civil aviation after an investigation.

Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a female co-passenger in an Air India flight, has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days by the Patiala House Court on January 7. A case has been filed against the accused under sections 354, and 509 of IPC and section 23 of the Indian Aviation Act.

The woman had written to Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran expressing her dismay, saying that the cabin crew were highly insensitive to the situation.