New Delhi, Mar 28: A cabin crew member of an Air Vistara flight was allegedly molested by a passenger. The accused passenger was arrested at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. The alleged incident of molestation took place on Air Vistara’s Lucknow-Delhi flight. The incident happened when the flight landed at Terminal 3 of the IGI airport and passengers were de-boarding the aircraft.
“A cabin crew member on Lucknow-Delhi flight on 24th March reported incident of sexual harassment by a passenger. Vistara does not tolerate abusive or unruly behaviour by passengers that puts safety of its staff & other customers at risk or compromises their dignity,” the Air Vistara said in a statement.
This comes just months after a Bollywood actress was allegedly molested onboard an Air Vistara flight. The minor actress had alleged that she was molested by a co-passenger on a Delhi-Mumbai flight.
The molestation incident enraged the nation, evoking intense reactions from politicians, women organisations and activists. Later, the Vistara Airlines ordered an enquiry and apologized while the Sahar Police Station in Mumbai lodged a case and later arrested Sachdeva.
The Maharashtra State Women’s Commission, Shiv Sena, Bhumata Ranragini Brigade and other agencies condemned the incident, demanded a probe and action against the accused.