New Delhi: The Delhi Police summoned Air India staff on Saturday in connection with the incident in which a passenger allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger onboard a flight from New York to Delhi, news agency PTI reported.
According to the report, the Air India staff, including the pilot and co-pilot, were issued summons for Friday, however they failed to appear. Now, they have been summoned at the office of deputy commissioner of police (airport) on Saturday at 10.30 am.
Meanwhile, the accused Shankar Mishra, who had urinated on his co-passenger, a senior citizen in her seventies, allegedly in an inebriated state in the business class of the Air India flight on November 26 last year, was fired by his employer US-based Wells Fargo on Friday.
According to news agency ANI, a day after Delhi Police asked the authority concerned to issue a Look Out Circular (LOC) for the accused S Mishra, who has been charged under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, police on Friday reached out to the US-based company’s legal department to cooperate with the ongoing investigations.
“Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behavior and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them,” the American bank said in a statement.
Mishra was the vice-president of the India Chapter of the American multinational financial services company headquartered in California.
As per reports, the office of the accused is situated in Bengaluru and it was found in primary probe that he was working from home.
A police officer said that teams have been sent to Mumbai and Bengaluru to nab him.
The police on Wednesday registered an FIR in the matter under Sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act.