Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad, who thrashed elderly Air India staff on Thursday, has now dared Delhi Police to arrest him, reported NDTV.
On Thursday, the MP had confessed to punching and hitting a 60-year-old Air India Duty Manager with his slippers nearly 20 times before tearing his shirt at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi just because he could not travel business class in an all-economy flight.
Air India has filed a police complaint against Gaikwad.
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Meanwhile, Federation of Indian Airlines has reportedly banned the Shiv Sena MP from flying in airlines in future, reported PTI and NDTV.
Gaikwad on Friday told reporters that the victim of his physical assault ought to have apologised to him.
He said, “I will not apologise, why should I? First ask him(victim) to apologize then we will see.”
According to the airline, Gaikwad was booked on an open ticket in business class with Air India which allows a passenger to take a flight on any date.
But Gaikwad insisted on taking the 7:35 am AI 852 this morning from Pune to Delhi, which is an all-economy flight, sparking an argument between Air India staff and the politician.
The MP boarded the flight but refused to alight from the aircraft when it landed at IGI airport here.
This is when the 60-year-old duty manager, Shivkumar, approached the MP to try and placate him but was brutally manhandled, said Air India sources.
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