Air India pilot arrested for molesting colleague

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The police arrested a national carrier, Air India pilot for allegedly molesting a fellow air hostess onboard the plane, as per media reports.

The incident came to light when a woman alleged that she was molested by the pilot of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight on May 4.

As per reports, there was a scuffle between the air hostess and the accused onboard. Following the incident, she had lodged a complaint with Mumbai’s Sahar police station. Based on the complaint police has registered a case.

“Based on her complaint, we have registered a case against the pilot under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC,” the official quoted as saying. He further added that investigation was underway.

Meanwhile, Air India had said that it could not make any comment since the matter is under investigation. “We will extend all co-operation to facilitate the process of investigation,” Air India told the media.

This isn’t the first instance that such allegation has been made against an Air India pilot.

Last year in November, Kerala Police had registered a case against an Air India Express, a subsidiary of Air India, pilot on the basis of a complaint from a female flight attendant, who alleged she was sexually harassed by him. A case of 354 A under IPC was then registered, a police official said.

The woman had told a local TV channel that she had to face constant sexual advances from the pilot, following which she resigned.

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