Air India Sets up Enquiry Against Senior Captain on Woman Pilot’s Sexual Harassment Charges

Earlier last year, the carrier also relocated a pilot over sexual harassment charges from an airhostess.

Published: May 15, 2019 8:02 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Smriti Sinha

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New Delhi: Air India has set up an enquiry against its senior captain on sexual harassment case after receiving a complaint from a woman pilot, said reports on Wednesday. More details are awaited.

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In August last year, the national carrier acted against a senior pilot for allegedly sexually harassing a hostess of the same flight. He was “relocated” from the post of General Manager In-flight service (IFS).

The action came after the victim wrote to Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu, Chairman and Managing Director of Air India and Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, seeking justice.

Confirming the news to ANI, Air India spokesperson had said, “Captain DX Pais has been relocated from General Manager IFS post, we will nothing add more because it’s an internal matter of Air India.”

Air India general manager (Personnel) Ashwani Sehgal said, “General Manager Flight dispatch will hold the additional charge of the post of GM (IFS) Headquarter, the duty assigned to GM (IFS) will be notified in due course.”

Earlier, the victim wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that despite complaining to the management of Air India regarding the alleged sexual harassment, no action had been taken.

She further said that the accused “sexually harassed and tortured her over the last six years”.

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Published Date: May 15, 2019 8:02 AM IST