Wells Fargo sacks employee Shankar Mishra for urinating on Air India co-passenger

“This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them,” the company said in a media statement released on January 6.

| Updated: 06 January, 2023 9:15 pm IST
Accused Shankar Mishra who urinated on female passenger in Air India flight.

American financial services company Wells Fargo on Friday sacked its employee Shankar Mishra, who urinated on an elderly woman onboard US-Delhi Air India flight in November.

Shankar Mishra was in an intoxicated state when he urinated on a senior citizen in her 70s, in business class of an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26.

“Wells Fargo holds its employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behaviour and that it found these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them,” the company said in a media statement released on January 6.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has registered an FIR against Mishra. The accused, has been booked under sections 354 (molestation), 354 (A), 509 (insulting a woman’s modesty), 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person), 294 (obscene words) of the IPC and section 23 of the Aircraft Act at IGI Airport police station.

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Police have issued a lookout circular (LOC) against the accused so that he could not fly out of the country.

In her complaint, the elderly woman held crew members accountable. She said that after the incident her seat ‘reeked of urine’ but the airline staff refused to allocate another seat.
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India’s air regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a notice to Tata Group’s Air India, asking why action should not be taken against some officials for dereliction of duty during the incident.

As per the DGCA, prima facie, it emerged that provisions related to handling the Mumbai resident were not complied with.

The airline has announced a 30-day travel ban on the man and constituted an internal investigation to find whether there were lapses in handling the situation by the crew.

According to reports, the accused is the vice president of the Indian unit of a US-based multinational financial services company.

Delhi Police has formed several teams to arrest him, but he is still at large.

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