AI files case against Sena MP who assaulted manager with slippers

The incident took place on Thursday morning inside Air India's Pune- Delhi flight AI 852, when the aircraft landed in Delhi. "God save our country if this is the culture and behaviour of our MPs", the Air India staffer said.

Gaikwad said Air India must be investigated for ill-treating him for which, he claimed, he had to take off his sandal and hit an elderly manager for Air India 25 times.

Mumbai: The shocking incident of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulting an Air India Duty Manager is not under the domain of the Speaker, leaving the matter nearly entirely in the hands of the police.

This led to an argument with the airline employees in Pune and an assault on the manager by the MP when the aircraft landed in Delhi.

"We believe that exemplary action should be taken in such incidents to protect employee morale and public safety", the statement added.

Air India sent some officials to enquire what the matter was and learnt that the Shiv Sena leader was upset he had to travel economy class though he held an open executive class ticket.

Meanwhile, the Congress Party while condemning the act said that the Shiv Sena has time and again been involved in such violent acts.

None of the senior Sena leaders, including party president Uddhav Thackeray, have so far commented on Gaikwad's action.

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When he began to speak in Hindi, Gaikwad flared up and hit him.

"Elected representatives need to respect people who are doing their job, irrespective of whether the Air India man was rude", said Shaina NC, the BJP spokesperson.

"This is unacceptable and some kind of action needs to be taken".

"I will not apologise.He (AI Manager Sukumar) should come and apologise".

On his part, Gaikwad has shot off complaints to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan demanding an enquiry into the incident.

However, since Gaikwad insisted on taking that flight he was allotted a seat in the first row as there was no business-class configuration on it.

"Such customers are not welcome on our carriers and we seek the support of the government and security agencies to enforce such a "no fly" list", Dey said.

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