Air India has imposed a 30-day ban on man who urinates on passengers.
Air India has banned a male passenger for a month after he urinated on his female passenger on a New York-Delhi flight in November, news agency ANI reported.
The ban comes a month after the incident in the plane’s business class. An Air India spokesperson said: “The passenger is banned from staying with Air India for 30 days or until the decision of an internal committee, whichever comes first. If found guilty, action will be taken against unruly passengers as per regulatory guidelines.
An internal commission has been set up to investigate the lapses of the flight crew and “address the deficiencies that have delayed the speedy correction of the situation,” the spokesman said.
“We are aware of that particular incident where a co-passenger acted in an unacceptable manner. We are in regular contact with the aggrieved passenger and their family during the investigation and complaint process,” he said.
Meanwhile, a man has been booked on charges of sexual assault and indecency, Delhi Police said. According to the police, the man left without facing any action from the airline. The woman, a senior citizen, later wrote to Air India Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran alleging that a drunken passenger urinated on her and exposed herself.
“My clothes, bags, and shoes were completely soaked in urine. The flight attendant followed me to my seat, smelled my urine, and sprayed my bag and shoes with disinfectant. The bag contained my passport, travel documents, and currency among other things and I immediately wanted to check the security of the contents. I asked the flight attendant to help me get my bag back but she initially refused to touch the bag and told me to take my shoes and clean myself in the bathroom.
“When I started cleaning my own clothes and bag, she started helping me. She gave me disposable pajamas and slippers to change. After changing, I stayed near the toilet for about 20 minutes. I requested for a change of seat, but was told that no seats were available,” he said. It is stated in the letter.