Thursday, December 21, 2017

DGCA notice to Vistara in molestation case

Mumbai: The country's aviation regulator has sent a notice to Vistara, accusing the airline of breaking a rule by not filing a police report after the alleged molestation of a Bollywood actor by a co-passenger on board its flight.

The rule says that whenever such an incident is reported, an airline representative should lodge an FIR with the security agency at the airport and hand over the accused to officials.

Vistara had, in a letter dated December 12 to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), explained why its crew hadn't filed a report. The DGCA in its notice said it found the reply "unsatisfactory".

ET has seen a copy of the notice.

A Vistara spokesperson said the airline would "fully support a detailed and fair inquiry". She didn't elaborate.
21/12/17 Anirban Chowdhury/Economic Times