Delhi police, who came to Mira Road to arrest rogue flyer, turn back empty-handed after finding out that he doesn’t live in Mumbai, but in Lucknow, UP
The accused flyer had mentioned a flat at Sundar Sagar Society (in pic) in Mira Road East as his destination while booking the flight ticket. Pic/Hanif Patel
The man who, under the influence of alcohol, urinated on a woman co-passenger in the business class of a New York-New Delhi Air India flight had given a false address in Mira Road at the time of booking the ticket. This came to light after a team of Delhi police arrived in Mumbai late on Wednesday to nab him. Cops have learnt that the flat mentioned in the address belongs to the accused’s relative who lives in Ahmedabad and rented out the flat. The relative has told the police that the accused lives in Lucknow.
The Delhi police registered a case on Wednesday and after getting information from the airline, a team was despatched to Sundar Sagar Society in Mira Road East. After learning from the owner of the flat that the accused lives in Lucknow, a team of cops has headed there to nab him.
The relative of the accused, who lives in Ahmedabad, told mid-day, “We have not been in touch with him for many years. He used to live in Mira Road years ago, but then he moved due to his business. We do not have the entire details, but we know he now lives in Lucknow.”
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“I have put my flat, which he had mentioned while booking the ticket, on rent. However, cops came to the flat looking for him. Even some media people visited the flat. It is causing a lot of inconvenience to us and our tenants,” the relative added.
The incident took place on November 26 when the accused, who was drunk, unzipped his pants and urinated on a woman passenger. The man reportedly moved away only after the intervention of another passenger. As the woman, aged 70, raised an alarm, the air hostesses gave her a fresh set of clothes and cleaned her seat. The next day, the woman wrote a letter to Air India as well as Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran complaining about the incident.
After the intervention of other bodies, Air India finally reported the incident to Palam police in Delhi a month later on December 28. The airline has banned the accused for 30 days and has refunded the cost of the ticket to the woman passenger. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday issued Show Cause notices to Air India, crew members and pilots of the New York-Delhi flight in connection with the urination incident.
Another incident of mid-air peeing
Another incident of December 6 has come to light in which a “drunk man urinated on the blanket of a co-passenger” while the Air India flight was on its way from Paris to the national capital. Sources said that the incident of December 6 was not reported in writing to Delhi Police or Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Sources said that the male passenger involved in the incident on Air India AI- 142 flight was apprehended by the CISF at the IGI airport in Delhi after the flight landed but was allowed to go after he apologised in writing to the co-passenger and no police case was filed. Sources said the pilot of Paris-Delhi flight did not report the incident to the DGCA.
Day when the incident took place