AI sexual harassment case: Complete probe this month, orders WCD Minister


NEW DELHI, JUNE 4: The crew member of Air India, who is alleged to have been sexually assaulted by a senior executive of the national carrier, met Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday. Following the meeting, Gandhi directed the head of Internal Complaints Committee of Air India to complete the inquiry in June itself, reported news agency ANI.
The incident came to light after the air hostess, in a letter written to the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, disclosed about the incident of being abused and sexually harassed by a senior executive of the national carrier for the past 6 years.
The air hostess in the letter, also marked to the Prime Minister, had demanded from the Civil Aviation Minister to set a neutral committee to investigate the incident as her repeated complaints to the airline management and Air India CMD fell on deaf ears and “none was forthcoming”.
Following media coverage, Prabhu had directed the senior management to “immediately address” the issue. Taking to Twitter, Prabhu said, “Asked @airindiain CMD to immediately address this issue. If necessary, will appoint another committee.” (Courtesy: IE)