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.Also Read - Bids Have Been Completed, Govt Evaluating Technical Aspects: Jyotiraditya Scindia on Air India Disinvestment
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). Also Read - Tata Sons Puts Official Bid For Air India: What We Know So Far
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. Also Read - Delhi-Bound Air India Flight With 179 passengers on Board Returns to Raipur After Bird-Hit
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”.