62-yr-old held for molesting air hostess
NEW DELHI:Delhi Police have arrested a 62-year-old man for allegedly molesting an air hostess while deboarding the aeroplane at Delhi airport.
Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (Airport), on Wednesday confirmed that on March 24, a crew member of Vistara Airlines reported a matter of harassment in flight UK-997 from Lucknow to Delhi.
On her complaint, the passenger, identified as Rajeev Vasant Dani, a resident of Pune, was arrested.
"The complainant told that when passengers were deboarding the flight at Delhi airport, she was standing near the exit gate and guiding the passengers, when the accused touched her inappropriately.
"She told that during the flight, the man had tried to touch her several times but she ignored. But at the exit gate when he again did the same, she reported the matter to senior crew members and the man was detained by security staff. He was later handed over to IGI police staff," Bhatia said.
A case under IPC section 354A has been registered. The accused was arrested and presented before a magistrate who granted him bail.
Vistara issued an official statement over the incident, saying, "A member of our cabin crew operating Flight No. UK-997 from Lucknow to Delhi on March 24, 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."