US-based leading banking company, Wells Fargo, has fired a top Indian executive who was found guilty of urinating on a 72-year-old woman in a business class flight of Air India.
Shankar Mishra, reportedly Vice President (VP) of Wells Fargo’s operations in India, was traveling from New York City to New Delhi in November 2022 when he got drunk, approached the victim’s seat, and urinated over her.
Wells Fargo, in its statement, noted that the company places its workers to the highest standards of professionalism and added that it finds this incident extremely disturbing.
The statement further read that Shankar has been fired from Wells Fargo and confirmed that the company is cooperating with law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for further investigation.
Earlier, Air India also imposed a 30-day travel ban on Shankar for his inappropriate behavior. Air India stated that the incident caused severe distress to the elderly passenger.
Speaking about the incident, an Air India spokesperson stated that an FIR against the culprit has been registered and the airline is cooperating with Indian LEAs to ensure justice. The matter has also been communicated to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for further investigation, he noted.
The spokesperson also confirmed the formation of an internal committee to investigate if there was any error on the crew’s part and added that Air India is in touch with the victim and her family.