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DGCA Imposes Rs 30 Lakh Penalty on Air India, Accused Airborne Travel Banned

Air India have castigated Shankar Mishra from his airborne journey for about four months

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INDIA: The popular airline company Air India has been making headlines for quite some time now, and the reason is because of the delinquent behaviour of a passenger.

Air India fined heavily in the ‘urination case’

The onboard traveller identified as Shankar Mishra, purposely urinated upon his elder dynasty female co-passenger during his journey. The incident was recorded last year in November.

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The intolerant conduct of parochialism is unpardonable. Thus, the Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) imposed a penalty of Rs 30 lakh on Air India’s Director of in-flight services.

Besides this, the licence of the pilot-in-command of the New York to Delhi flight has also been suspended by the Aviation Authority.

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A statement from an airline spokesperson is recorded, and he said, “We respectfully acknowledge the inadequacies in our reporting and are making necessary preparations to fill them. Additionally, we are enhancing the awareness and adherence of our crews to our procedures regarding managing instances involving unruly passengers.”

Air India airlines have castigated Shankar Mishra from his airborne journey for about four months. This ban will be applicable from January 18 and is over and above the one-month ban carried through the airline on December 20.

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In an official statement, Air India said, “The independent three-member Internal Committee, chaired by the former district judge, has determined that Shankar Mishra falls under the definition of an “unruly passenger” and is therefore prohibited from flying for a period of four months in accordance with the applicable Civil Aviation Requirements.”

However, accused Mishra’s legal team condemned the ban and said that they disagreed with the committee’s findings and will repeal and challenge the decision by the DGCA CAR for Unruly Passengers.

As per Shankar’s lawyers, Air India had created a ‘faulty’ report against their client, thereby, made up things as they could not find an “adequate explanation” about the incident.

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