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Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani (File Photo)
Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani (File Photo)

Air India Chairman terms sexual harassment cases as 'shameful', seeks strict action against offenders

ANI | Updated: May 16, 2019 23:29 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Thursday termed the frequent witnessing of sexual harassment cases in Air India as "shameful" and said that the airline needs to come down "heavily" on such offenders.
"It is shameful that sexual harassment cases are being often witnessed in Air India. We need to come down very-very heavily on such offenders," Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani said in a message to Air India employees on Thursday.
He also asked the employees to spread the message in all the departments related to operations.
"Pass this message down the line especially in departments related to operations," he said.
On May 15, Air India had set up an enquiry against one of its senior captains on sexual harassment allegations after receiving a complaint from a woman pilot.
Air India spokesperson had said that the woman pilot in her complaint to the airline's management stated that the accused asked her several inappropriate questions.
In her complaint, she had stated, "The instructor reportedly suggested the two to have dinner at a city restaurant in Hyderabad on May 5 after the training session was over. I agreed as I had done a few flights with him and he seemed decent. We went to a restaurant at around 8 pm and this is where my ordeal started."
"He started with telling me how depressed and unhappy he was in his married life. He also asked me how I coped with my husband living away and whether I didn't need to have sex every day... At some point, I told him I did not want to talk about all this and called a cab," it added. (ANI)