Lately, Tata group-owned Air India has witnessed uncomfortable passenger encounters that have led to a ruckus for other co-passengers. We had two humiliating incidents that occurred on the Air India flight that created a furore among the people for all the right reasons.

Reportedly, Shankar Mishra who was inebriated on the flight  allegedly unzipped his pants and urinated on a female co-passenger on board from New York to Delhi last November. 

The second incident reported on December 6 was another drunk male passenger allegedly urinating on a blanket of a female passenger on the Paris-Delhi flight.

Following these appalling incidents on the Air India flights, people have questioned the airline’s credibility in tackling such dire situations. People are strongly disapproving of Air India’s way of handling the two incidents.

One of the incidents that took place on November 26, only came to light when a female passenger in her seventies wrote to N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Group. She said:

The crew was not proactive in managing a very sensitive and traumatic situation, and I had to advocate for myself throughout, waiting for long periods of time to get a response. I am …distressed that the airline made no attempt to ensure my safety or comfort during this incident.

As of now, Air India has issued a 30-day travel ban on the man who exposed and urinated on an elderly woman on the New York-Delhi flight in November and an FIR has also been filed under sections 354, 509, and 510 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 23 of the Indian Aircraft Act. 

The accused, Shankar Mishra who worked at Wells Fargo is now fired because of this incident and the company issued a statement saying:

Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behavior and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them.

The Air India ‘pee-gate’ incident has turned into a PR nightmare and has also triggered a lot of memes on Twitter. Following this disgraceful incident, Delhi police issued a Look Out Circular (LOC), which stops him from leaving the country.

The reports also claim, the lady initially rescinded her request of getting the man arrested and the two passengers appeared to have sorted out the issue. The matter is under the guidance of the internal committee now.

It’s infuriating to know he was allowed to walk away from this incident in the first place.

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