Air India peeing case: Delhi court sends Shankar Mishra to 14-day judicial remand
Shankar Mishra, the man who peed on an elderly woman on an Air India flight recently, has been sent to 14-day judicial remand by the Delhi Patiala Court, reports said.
Mishra was booked under Sections 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), 294 (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 354 (intending to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal Code as well as a section of the Aircraft Rules Act in a case registered at IGI airport police station.
Reports also said the court denied sending Mishra into police custody.
Shankar Mishra urinated on an elderly woman on a New York-Delhi bound flight following which the airlines banned him for 30 days. The incident took place in business class on the flight. He also requested the woman not to report him to the police, saying it would impact his wife and child, reports said.
The issue also triggered a debate on social media and users slammed the airlines. Amid the backlash, DGCA released an official letter and sought reports of unruly passengers on board from all the airlines.
Air India’s chief executive and chief of operations also wrote to staff asking to flag all incidents, even if there had been a resolution in the case of two different.
The Delhi police nabbed Shankar Mishra from Bengaluru on Friday night. Reports said they issued an airport alert, tried to trace his phone, and monitored bank transactions, and digital footprints.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Airport) Ravi Kumar Singh informed about Mishra’s arrest from Bengaluru by a team deployed by Delhi Police. Later, he was brought to Delhi for further investigation, reports stated.
Delhi Police had registered an FIR against him on January 4 on a complaint filed by the woman to Air India.