National Commission for Women to probe alleged molestation of an air hostess

      The National Commission for Women (NCW) has decided to institute an investigative committee to probe into the charges of molestation levelled by an air hostess against two pilots in an Air India flight on its way from Sharjah to Lucknow last week. This was revealed by Girija Vyas, Chairperson of NCW here on Monday. The airhostess, who has already field a complaint and registered an FIR (first information report) with the Delhi Police charging the pilots of molestation during a mid-air scuffle, moved the NCW and record her specific grievances. She has preferred to remain unnamed at the moment. Consequently, the NCW has sought a report from Air India and has decided to set up a committee to look into the complaint. "Taking into consideration the seriousness of the matter, we will set up a separate investigative committee because a lot of things need to be looked into," said Girija Vyas. The air hostess mentioned that she had full faith in the NCW and this is the reason she had approached this body. "I have come here to seek justice. I am a woman and National Commission for Women will provide justice to me and I have full faith in my organisation," she said. The incident occurred in the cockpit of flight IC-884 on Saturday when the air hostess was allegedly molested which followed a mid air scuffle between the pilots and other crew members led by a steward. When the aircraft landed in India , acting upon the complaint of the air hostess, the pilot Ranbeer Arora, co-pilot Aditya Chopra, the airhostess and a flight purser Amit Khanna were de-rostered by the airline management which took a serious view of the scuffle.

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