Indian Airlines Ban Indian Politician After He Assaults Flight Steward

Indian Airlines Ban Indian Politician After He Assaults Flight Steward

On Friday, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) chose to ban Gaikwad from flying on all their airlines, which include Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Go Air and Jet Airways.

Gaikwad was scheduled to fly back from Delhi to Pune on an Air Indian flight but the airline cancelled his return ticket as well.

Earlier in the day, the MP from Osmanabad in Maharashtra downplayed reports suggesting that Air India is considering banning him from boarding its flights.

Ravindra Gaikwad was said to have assaulted 60-year old AI staffer R. Sukumar, with his sandal.

Also, the MP Ravindra Gaikwad admitted that he hit the staff. "I hit him with my sandal 25 times".

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police registered an FIR against Gaikwad on a complaint by Air India and its staff member. "Be it a MP or a normal person everyone loses their temper at some point of time", Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI. In fact, Gaekwad himself was among 11 Shiv Sena MPs who force-fed a chapati to a fasting Muslim catering supervisor at the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi in July, 2014, over their disappointment with the catering.




Tata-SIA joint venture carrier Vistara also joined the national carrier Air India and four private carriers' decision to ban Gaikwad from flying. FIA and Air India too have chose to ban the lawmaker from flying on its flights. "I kept asking for a complaint book but they kept refusing".

While Gaikwad's travel agent initially managed to book a ticket on an IndiGo flight, the airlines cancelled it when it came to know the passenger details. Air India had said on Thursday it may prepare a no-fly list for such people.

State-run Air India has filed two police reports against the lawmaker, and assured all staff of management support, chairman Ashwani Lohani wrote in a memo to staff, excerpts of which were given to reporters. He not only refused to apologise for his boorish behavior but demanded instead that Sukumar apologise to him!

When the duty manager intervened, Gaikwad slapped him repeatedly with his slippers. The Shiv Sena justified his actions by saying that he had paid for a business class ticket but was not given and it is not the first time such a thing had happened.

The Sena lawmaker said he has also raised the issue with Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, urging him to take action in the matter.

Related news:

Hot News

Malcolm Butler reportedly met with Saints ahead of schedule
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:52
In the Saints' case, it would cost the No. 11 pick, not the No. 32 selection they received in last week's Brandin Cooks trade. Ultimately, the Saints didn't shop Cooks; teams contacted the Saints, and the Saints chose to pursue the possibility.

State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:51
Missing that session only would have fed the criticism that Tillerson hasn't played a central role in White House decisions on foreign policy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel talks end in Washington without agreement on settlements
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:51
In December, the United Nations passed a resolution that slammed Israeli settlements as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide law.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brazil cements its place in next year's World Cup finals
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:50
The match continued to live up to the pre-game hype as Brazil drew level thanks to a wonder goal from Paulinho after 19 minutes. PSG's Edinson Cavani had put Uruguay ahead from the penalty spot in the ninth minute, but Paulinho equalised 10 minutes later.

Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats By Opposing Health Care Bill
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:49
Because of Senate rules, these bills can't be included in ACA repeal legislation the House is scheduled to consider Thursday. Congressional budget experts had projected that the original bill would cut federal deficits by $337 billion over a decade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sacramento Quadruple Homicide Included Two Children
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:47
The victims were a woman, her two children and their niece, a source close to the investigation told KCRA on Thursday. The single-story home has a basketball hoop in a driveway that police blocked off with yellow crime scene tape.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels rolls on despite threat of budget cuts
Mar 25, 2017 - 00:45
The Act, which has supported senior nutrition programs for the past 45 years, provides 35 percent of funding for Meals on Wheels nationally.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gerard Deulofeu downplays talk of Barcelona return
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:19
It is a great club. "They have shown great trust in me and I'm very thankful to Milan but I'm not sure what will happen in the future".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States cities dig in as monster winter snow storm Stella unleashes fury
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:15
A similar warning is in place through midnight in CT and parts of northeast New Jersey. Transit services in New York and New Jersey announced similar modified schedules .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sib Hashian, former drummer for rock band Boston, dies during cruise
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:13
HASHIAN was a performer on the eight-day cruise, which departed MARCH 18th from MIAMI, FL, on MSC CRUISE's DIVINA ship. Soon after his fall, CPR was performed in an attempt to resuscitate the musician, but all efforts were unsuccessful.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Super Eagles Yakubu Aiyegbeni visits players ahead of friendly game against Senegal
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:13
The Eagles will tackle the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday at The Hive Stadium, before facing Burkina Faso on Monday. But in their last official match, Nigeria triumphed over the Lions twice in the African Cup of Nations in 2006 in Egypt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ABC News, "Good Morning America" Twitter accounts hacked, praise Trump
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:09
One in particular declared that rapper Tyler the Creator had died in a bus crash. Several of the tweets were captured and shared before they were deleted.

Google mobile app, website redesign adds search shortcuts
Mar 24, 2017 - 03:02
The update will also bring with it new adaptive icons and better support for displays with wider color gamut capabilities. The feature isn't exactly new, and was actually supported by Android TV devices when Nougat was released.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran dies aged 83
Mar 23, 2017 - 01:51
Moran joined the coaching staff in 1966 following his retirement and was the club's longest-serving employee when he eventually departed his final coaching role in 1999.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Giving Back! Colin Kaepernick Donates $50K To Meals On Wheels & More
Mar 23, 2017 - 01:50
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier this month the quarterback will stand for the "Star-Spangled Banner" this season. One source familiar with the situation tells us, "This is not a view that Governor Palin holds".