Investigation will determine what action should be taken: Jayant Sinha on AI staffer assault

| Updated: Mar 24, 2017 03:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Slamming Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for hitting a staffer of the Air India with his slipper, Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday stated that investigation will determine what right action should be taken into this matter. "Unruly behaviour and violence on our aviation network is regrettable. Each such incident will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken," Sinha told ANI. Sinha further asserted that the law will take it own course and investigation will determine what right action should be taken in this matter. Earlier in the day, Gaikwad in his letter said that he was misled by the Air India and stated that he was given business class ticket, but later he came to know that there was no business class section in the flight. Gaikwad said that he even complained about the facility provided in the flight and added that it was not well maintained as there was no TV, towel or tissue paper. While raising question on the timing of the flight, he said that these are reasons for the loss being witnessed by the national carrier at this time when all the other private flights are earning quite well. Listing his problems, the Shiv Sena MP asked the Aviation Minsiter and Speaker to probe the matter and to find the reason behind these issues highlighted by him. Meanwhile, Air India has registered two FIRs against Gaikwad for hitting an Air India staffer with his slipper over sitting issue and for forcibly holding the flight and delaying it for 40 minutes. A Deputy General Manager (DGM) of Air India has submitted the inquiry report corroborating the incident and is examining creation of no fly list of unruly passengers, said Air India spokesperson. Earlier in the day, an adamant Gaikwad bragged about hitting an Air India staffer followed by a business class sitting issue. The Air India staffer, who was hit by Gaikwad, said that the MP hit him and used bad words and humiliated him in front of the entire crew. Gaikwad was travelling from Pune to New Delhi when the scuffle broke out over the sitting arrangement. The MP claimed that his ticket was for business class but Air India provided him economy class. (ANI)

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