62-year-old man arrested for molesting Vistara air hostess on Lucknow-Delhi flight


Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 28, 2018 13:46

A 62-year-old businessman from Pune has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a Vistara air hostess on a Lucknow-Delhi flight on March 24.
Vistara is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, which offers domestic flight tickets at low airfare.

A 62-year-old businessman from Pune has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a Vistara air hostess on a Lucknow-Delhi flight on March 24. The businessman, who has been identified as Rajeev Vasant Dani, was arrested on Delhi airport after a cabin crew lodged a complaint against him.

In a statement, a Vistara spokesperson said, “A member of our cabin crew operating flight number UK 997 from Lucknow to Delhi on March 24, 2018, reported an incident of sexual harassment by a passenger. Vistara does not tolerate abusive or unruly behaviour by passengers that puts the safety of its staff and other customers at risk, or compromises their dignity. We have reported the matter to the police and other relevant authorities. An FIR is registered and investigation is on. We are fully committed to providing our cooperation to all the authorities.”

An FIR under section 354A of IPC (sexual harassment, punishable with a maximum term of three years and a fine) has been registered by the police.