An Indian man was arrested for having an indecent act with a woman on a plane

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NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested a female passenger on an Air India flight from New York after she complained that he urinated on her in business class.

Shankar Mishra was arrested by police in the southern city of Bangalore and brought to the Indian capital on Saturday, New Delhi police spokeswoman Suman Nalwa said on Sunday.

Nalwa Mishra declined to say what he told investigators after his arrest. The Times of India quoted Mishra as saying that he was drunk and could not believe what he had done.

A New Delhi court remanded Mishra in jail for 14 days while police investigated a complaint accusing him of outraging the modesty of a woman on a New York-New Delhi flight. If found guilty, he could face up to three years in prison.

Sugata Bhattacharjee, another passenger on the flight, told reporters that he saw Mishra drinking excessively and that Mishra was slurring his speech and asking him the same question about his family over and over again.

Air India also issued written notices on Saturday and grounded the pilot and four cabin crew, an incident that sparked outrage on social media and among activists who said a 30-day ban on Mishra was not enough.

Although the incident took place on November 26, Air India filed a police complaint this week. He said the crew did not call the police when they landed in New Delhi because the two believed they had handled the matter on their own.

According to Indian media reports, Air India acted after the family of an elderly passenger put pressure on Mishra to punish him.

“Air India recognizes that it can better address these issues, both in the air and on the ground, and is ready to act,” the airline’s CEO and managing director, Campbell Wilson, said in a statement. statement.

Meanwhile, Mishra’s job as an executive in Mumbai was terminated by his employer, Wells Fargo. & Company, an American multinational financial services company, announced the company in a statement on Friday.

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