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Lawyer Cites “Aircraft Layout” To Disagree With Shankar Mishra’s Flying Ban


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Shankar Mishra is alleged to have urinated on an elderly woman on the flight. (File)

New Delhi:

After Air India decided to ban Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on an elderly woman, from flying with the airline for four months, his legal team said they disagreed with the commission’s conclusion. board and is in the process of appealing the decision. compliant with the DGCA CAR for Unruly Passengers.

On Thursday, Air India banned Shankar Mishra from flying with the airline for four months after an internal committee determined that he was an unruly passenger who allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger. His supporters Ishanee Sharma and Akshat Bajpai said, “We respect the authority and duties of the Internal Investigation Committee, but we disagree with their findings and are in the process of appeal this decision under the DGCA CAR for unruly passengers.”

A statement issued by Mr Mishra’s attorney to ANI said: “We would particularly like to point out that the Internal Investigation Committee’s ruling was based on their incorrect understanding of the Machine’s layout. fly.”

“When the Commission could not find a satisfactory explanation as to how the defendant was able to urinate on the complainant seated in Seat 9A without affecting the passenger in Seat 9C, it erroneously stated that that there is a business seat 9B on the plane and imagine that the defendant could have stood in this imaginary chair and urinated on the complainant in seat 9A. However, there was no 9B seat in business class on the plane. flying – seats 9A and 9C only,” the statement said. .

The attorneys argued that, based on these baseless and apparently incorrect conjectures, the Commission essentially raised the possibility that the accused had committed the alleged act.

“This finding is particularly surprising given that there are two aviation experts on the committee. We affirm the defendant’s innocence and have full confidence in the country’s judicial system,” the lawyers added. .

“A 3-member independent internal committee chaired by a former District Judge has concluded that Shankar Mishra falls within the definition of a ‘disobedient passenger’ and is banned from flying for 4 months in accordance with relevant regulations. of Civil Aviation Requirements,” a statement said. Air India spokesman on Thursday.

An Air India spokesperson said: “Air India has also shared a copy of the Internal Committee report with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and will also notify other airlines operating in the area. domestic movement”.

Delhi Police arrested Shankar Mishra from Bengaluru on 6 January 2023 and he is currently in judicial custody in Delhi. The Metropolitan Judge of Delhi’s Patiala House Court also denied him bail in this matter.

Mr Mishra is accused of urinating on a 70-year-old woman while intoxicated on an Air India flight in business class on November 26 last year.

Delhi Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against him on 4th January about a woman’s complaint filed with Air India under sections 354, 509 and 510 of the Indian Penal Code. India (IPC) and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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