NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based Shankar Mishra employee of Wells Fargo who peed on an elderly woman on an Air India flight in November, was arrested late on Friday night by the Delhi police from Bengaluru and was brought back, people in the know have said. A lookout notice was issued and airports were put on alert as he was absconding ever since the incident surfaced.
On receiving information on the whereabouts of the accused, the Delhi Police engaged a team from state police on Friday in Bengaluru. According to police sources, his social media accounts played a major role n tracing him down despite his attempts to obfuscate switching off his mobile phone. The use of credit/debit cards also aided in the tracking, the source added.
Mishra’s lawyers claimed that he had apologized to the lady and also had paid Rs 15000 as compensation and got her belonging cleaned. However, as per reports, the woman’s daughter returned the money a month later saying they couldn’t accept it.
American Finance Company, on learning about the purported act of the man, fired him saying – the allegations were “deeply disturbing”. Mr. Mishra headed the Indian chapter of the multinational firm, as the vice president.
After the incident made rounds on the internet, the DGCA issued a notice to Air India to furnish the details of the incident in two weeks.