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Shankar Mishra arrested for ‘peeing on Air India passenger’


Shankar Mishra, the previous Wells Fargo executive fired by the bank after he urinated on an elderly woman while intoxicated during an Air India flight in late November, was arrested in Recent Delhi, in keeping with Indian media reports.

Mishra, a resident of Mumbai, was sought by police for days. In an apparent try and evade authorities, he switched off his phone on Jan. 3 and was using auto rickshaws to get around, Hindustan Times reported.

Law enforcement officials were finally in a position to track him down at 3:30 am local time on Saturday after he made a bank card purchase in Bangalore and gave away his location.

Mishra, who was canned from his corporate executive job by Wells Fargo in consequence of the incident, was hauled before a judge in Recent Delhi on Saturday, where he was remanded to 14-day judicial custody. Police had requested that Mishra be placed of their custody, but their request was denied.

He faces charges of committing an obscene act in a public place; assault or criminal force to a lady with intent to outrage her modesty; and misconduct in public by a drunken person.

Earlier this week, an Indian newspaper revealed the contents of a criticism made by the 72-year-old victim to an executive at Air India.

The girl alleged in her criticism that in a Nov. 26 flight from Recent York to Recent Delhi, a “male business class passenger … walked to my seat, completely inebriated.”

Mishra had been working as a Wells Fargo executive on the banking giant’s Mumbai office.AFP via Getty Images

“He unzipped his pants and urinated on me and kept standing there until the person sitting next to me tapped him and told him to return to his seat, at which point he staggered back to his seat,” the girl wrote.

After her clothes were soaked in urine, she was offered “airline pajamas and socks.” She then modified out of her urine-tainted clothes during a visit to the toilet.

She criticized the best way wherein Air India staff handled her criticism. She wrote that they refused her request to change seats, regardless that there was an open spot available in first-class.

Okay, not defending Shankar Mishra for his misdemeanor but is it fair to publicly ostracize someone by sharing his pictures in media; whereas murderers, rapists faces are kept under wraps?

Also, let’s evaluate this case a little bit more bearing in mind, the criticism pic.twitter.com/rMn4fpMlWB

— Varun Uppal (@varunuppal) January 7, 2023

The girl wrote in her criticism letter to the airline that she was then offered a “small crew seat utilized by the airline staff, where I sat for about two hours.”

To her horror, she wrote that airline crew had asked her to return to the urine-soaked seat, which by this time was covered with a sheet, but she refused.

“I used to be then given the steward seat for the remaining of the journey,” she wrote.

The girl was also outraged that airline staff ignored her request to not see the person who peed on her.

However the man had sobered up by then and approached her, breaking down in tears and apologizing. He then begged her to not file a criticism in order to spare his family, she wrote.

“In my already distraught state, I used to be further disoriented by being made to confront and negotiate with the perpetrator of the horrific incident in close quarters,” she wrote.

“I told him that his actions were inexcusable, but within the face of his pleading and begging in front of me, and my very own shock and trauma, I discovered it difficult to insist on his arrest or to press charges against him.”

The girl blasted the airline for initially refusing to reimburse her ticket. She wrote that airline staff also refused her request to have the carrier foot the bill for cleansing her pee-stained clothing.

It was only after the girl’s son-in-law sent to a criticism to Air India on the day after she landed that they agreed to reimburse the ticket. The airline said it issued a full refund weeks later.

Campbell Wilson, the CEO of Air India’s parent company, Tata Group, issued a press release apologizing for the airline’s conduct and announcing that the corporate had laid off the pilot and 4 crew members involved within the incident.

Air India has come under intense criticism for its handling of the incident.Air India has come under intense criticism for its handling of the incident.G.N.Miller/NYPost

“Internal investigations into whether there have been lapses by other staff are ongoing on features including the service of alcohol on flight, incident handling, criticism registration on board and grievance handling,” Wilson said in a press release.

“As a responsible airline brand, we’ve initiated the next steps with a view to materially strengthen and improve how such incidents can be addressed in future.”

Last yr, a 33-year-old California man was charged in federal court after allegedly asking a Southwest Airlines flight attendant if she’d prefer to see his penis before urinating on the cabin floor.

In June, a TikTok user posted video of a drunken man who was hauled off a plane by Greek police for allegedly urinating on his brother and upsetting a mid-flight fistfight.

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