Thursday, July 27, 2017

Police clips airhostess's wings

The High Court has stayed police's action of withdrawing verification certificate to a woman over a complaint on the woman's marital status. The woman, an air hostess, who is going through a divorce proceeding, was fired from her job after the verification certificate was cancelled.

Police took this action after a person not known to the air hostess, Gayatri Nair, complained to the police that she had concealed her marriage. The 28-year-old air hostess is a resident of Mysuru. The commissioner of police, Mysuru, passed an order on May 13, 2017, withdrawing her police verification certificate. The certificate was originally issued on August 22, 2015. The woman approached the HC and claimed that she had not been given an opportunity of presenting her side of the story before the police commissioner passed his order "without any reason".

Nair is said to have claimed in her complaint that the air hostess had concealed "the fact of her being married". The air hostess claimed that because the certificate was withdrawn she lost her job with Indigo Airlines. She also claimed that she "is already in a matrimonial turmoil" and had filed a petition in Mysuru seeking the dissolution of her marriage.

Justice Dr Vineet Kothari, who heard the woman's plea, said that the "matter requires consideration" and issued a notice to the police concerned. The interim relief sought by the lady was also considered. The operation of the police order of May 13 was stayed till the disposal of the case.
27/07/17 Shyam Prasad S/Bengalore Mirror