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Lawyer Cites “Plane Format” To Disagree With Shankar Mishra’s Flying Ban


Shankar Mishra had allegedly urinated on an aged girl co-passenger on flight. (File)

New Delhi:

After Air India’s resolution to ban Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on an aged girl co-passenger, from flying with the airline for 4 months, his authorized workforce mentioned that they disagreed with the committee’s findings and are already within the strategy of interesting this resolution in accordance with the DGCA CAR for Unruly Passengers.

On Thursday, Air India banned Shankar Mishra from flying with the airline for 4 months after an inside committee decided that he was an unruly passenger who allegedly urinated on a co-passenger. His advocates Ishanee Sharma and Akshat Bajpai mentioned, “We respect the authority and mandate of the Inner Inquiry Committee, however we disagree with their findings and are already within the strategy of interesting this resolution in accordance with the DGCA CAR for Unruly Passengers.”

A press release issued to ANI by Mr Mishra’s lawyer mentioned, “We might notably prefer to level out that the Inner Inquiry Committee’s ruling hinges upon their incorrect understanding of the structure of the Plane.”

“When the Committee couldn’t discover an satisfactory rationalization as to how the accused might have urinated on the complainant sitting on seat 9A with out additionally affecting the passenger on Seat 9C, it has erroneously gone on to imagine that there was a seat 9B within the enterprise class within the plane and imagined that the accused might have stood at this imaginary seat and urinated on the complainant on seat 9A. Nevertheless, there isn’t a seat 9B within the enterprise class on the craft – solely seats 9A and 9C,” the assertion mentioned.

Legal professionals mentioned that based mostly on these unfounded and clearly incorrect conjectures, the Committee has basically manufactured a chance that the accused had dedicated the alleged act.

“This discovering is especially stunning contemplating that there have been two aviation specialists on the committee. We keep the innocence of the accused and have full religion within the judicial system of the nation,” legal professionals added.

“The impartial 3-member Inner Committee below the chairmanship of ex-District Decide has concluded that Shankar Mishra is roofed below the definition of “unruly passenger” and banned from flying for 4 months as per related provisions of Civil Aviation Necessities,” mentioned an Air India spokesperson on Thursday.

“Air India has additionally shared a replica of the Inner Committee report with the Director Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and also will be intimating different airways working within the nation,” a Spokesperson of Air India mentioned.

Delhi Police had arrested Shankar Mishra from Bengaluru on January 6, 2023, and presently, he’s in Judicial Custody in Delhi. The Metropolitan Justice of the Peace of Delhi’s Patiala Home Courtroom had additionally denied him bail within the matter.

Mr Mishra had allegedly urinated on a 70-year-old girl in an intoxicated situation within the enterprise class of an Air India flight on November 26 final yr.

Delhi Police had registered the First Data Report (FIR) towards him on January 4 on a criticism given by the lady to Air India below sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Part 23 of the Indian Plane Act.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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