Air India pee gate: Shankar Mishra moves Delhi High Court against unruly passenger tag, DGCA to set up panel to hear plea against flying ban
Air India pee gate accused Shankar Mishra moved the Delhi High Court against the unruly passenger tag and sought the constitution of an appellate committee against the tag and his flying ban.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told the Delhi High Court that it will constitute an appellate panel within a week to hear Shankar Mishra’s appeal.
The plea was heard by Justice Prathiba M Singh who noted DGCA’s submission and posted the matter for further hearing on March 23. Mishra, in his plea, sought expeditious constitution of the panel in accordance with CAR for unruly passengers.
The plea argued that the ban order has factual and legal infirmities and completely misunderstands the physical layout of the aircraft and premises.
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Last month, Delhi Patiala House court granted bail to Shankar Mishra on a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh holding that what he allegedly did is disgusting but the court is bound to follow the law. Earlier, he was denied bail by a MM court which held that his alleged act of relieving himself upon the complainant was utterly disgusting and repulsive and sufficient to outrage the modesty of any woman.
On November 26, Shankar Mishra was accused of peeing on a woman co-passenger on board a New York-Delhi Air India flight.
After the news came to light, the DGCA issues a show-cause notice to Air India and slammed the airline for not handling the incident professionally. Mishra was arrested on January 7 from Bengaluru airport after the Delhi Police filed a case against him alleging he defamed India on the international stage.
He 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.
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