Last Updated: January 07, 2023, 15:00 IST
Shankar Mishra, the passenger accused of allegedly urinating on a girl co-passenger on an Air India flight, was arrested from Karnataka’s Bengaluru on Saturday, after joint efforts by the Delhi and Bengaluru Police.
The sufferer was a senior citizen and the stunning incident happened in enterprise class on the Air India flight from New York to Delhi on November 26 final yr. According to studies, the accused was in an inebriated state in the course of the incident.
According to the FIR, shortly after lunch was served and the lights had been switched off onboard AI 102 on November 26, 2022, the inebriated male passenger seated in enterprise class seat 8A walked to the aged lady’s seat, unzipped his pants and urinated on her, a PTI report mentioned. Police had been on the lookout for Mishra for days and had been making an attempt to trace his actions.
Here’s how police managed to catch maintain of Shankar Mishra.
- Delhi Police had registered an FIR towards him on January 4 on a grievance given by the lady to Air India. A glance out round was additionally issued towards him.
- According to police sources, the Delhi and Bengaluru police groups had earlier gone to Marathalli space in town however drew a clean.
- While on the run, Shankar Mishra had switched off his telephone however was utilizing his social media accounts to speak together with his associates, an NDTV report quoted the police as saying.
- Apart from social media use, Mishra had used his credit score/debit card too, which gave the police a chance to find him.
- Police had been tipped-off that he was staying in an house in Sanjay Nagar, and he subsequently was picked up from there at about 3.30 AM on Saturday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) Ravi Kumar Singh mentioned, “Accused Shankar Mishra in IGIA case has been arrested from Bengaluru by a Delhi Police group. He has been dropped at Delhi and additional investigation into the case is in progress.” The accused was staying at his sister’s home in Sanjay Nagar, Bengaluru
The accused, who held a top post in the US financial services company Wells Fargo until he was fired on Friday, had been holed up in Bengaluru ever since a lookout circular was issued.
The complaint was filed under sections 294 (obscene act in public place), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as under Aircraft Rules.
According to sources, Delhi Police has asked Air India staff, including the pilot and co-pilot of the New York-Delhi flight, to appear before it on Saturday. Summons were issued to the staff for Friday but they did not appear before the police, the sources had said.
(With PTI Inputs)
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