Delhi: Male passenger arrested for molesting Vistara crew member

New Delhi: A 62-year-old male passenger of Vistara Airlines was arrested by Delhi Police for molesting an Air hostess on-board while de-boarding the airplane.

The incident was confirmed by Sanjay Bhatia DCP (airport) who said a crew member of Vistara Airlines has reported of harassment on 24 March against the 62-year-old passenger on board in Flight UK-997 from Lucknow to Delhi.

The Delhi Police has registered a molestation case under section 354 A (sexual Harassment) of IPC against the molester identified as Rajeev Vasant Dani hailing from Pune and arrested him on Wednesday before producing him before the Magistrate, Hindu reports.

“The complainant told that when passengers were de-boarding the flight at Delhi airport, as per her job she was standing near the exit gate and guiding passengers when the accused touched her inappropriately. She said that during the flight the man had tried to touch her several times but she ignored him but at the exit gate when he again did the same, she reported the matter to senior crew members and the man was detained by security staff. He was later handed over to IGI police staff,” said Mr. Bhatia.

The incident was confirmed by Vistara who had issued an official statement regarding the same. The spokesperson for Vistara said: “A member of our cabin crew operating Flight No. UK997 from Lucknow to Delhi on 24 March 2018, reported an incident of sexual harassment by a passenger. Vistara does not tolerate abusive or unruly behaviour by passengers that puts the safety of its staff and other customers at risk, or compromises their dignity”.

“We have reported the matter to the Police and other relevant authorities. An FIR is registered and the investigation is on. We are fully committed to providing our cooperation to all the authorities.”