Saturday, November 11, 2017

IndiGo assault case: Whistle-blower Montu Kalra meets Jayant Sinha, Union Minister assures impartial probe

New Delhi: The whistle-blower in the IndiGo assault incident, Montu Kalra, on Friday met the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha over the incident that had shocked the nation. The minister assured him that an impartial investigation has already been ordered in the case.
A video shot by Kalra, which showed a few of the IndiGo Arlines staff manhandling a passenger on the tarmac at the Delhi airport following a verbal altercation, had gone viral recently, resulting in public outrage against the airlines.
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Kalra claimed that when he informed his seniors at the airlines about the incident, he was terminated from his job for shooting the video in the first place.
However, the Airlines refuted these charges and alleged that Kalra was not a whistle-blower as he claimed but was actually responsible for instigating the fight between the passengers and others of the staff and that he was sacked for those reasons.
Meanwhile, Jayant Sinha has reportedly told Kalra that he would be asking authorities at IndiGo to reinstate the latter till the time the investigation in the case is not concluded. He also informed Kalra that Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) have been ordered to start a fresh probe in the matter.
Sources also told Times Now that authorities from the DGCA have approached Kalra and have asked him to be patient, saying that "justice would be served" in the case.
10/11/17 Times Now

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