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Harbhajan Singh demands strict action against Jet Airway’s pilot for racist remarks

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Mumbai: Harbhajan Singh angrily took it to twitter when a Jet Airway’s pilot Bernd Hoesllin physically assaulted a lady and passed a racial remark on a challenged man.

In a series of tweets, the off-spinner termed the incident “disgraceful” and demanded a strict action against the person concerned on Wednesday when the pilot abused the co-passengers, as a report by DC.

Jet Airways issued a media release, saying: “Jet Airways has zero tolerance towards any action of its employees that contravenes local or international laws prevalent in the countries of its operations. Additionally, we have a strict employee code of conduct, which is based on the values and ethos of the airline.”

“This is clearly mentioned in the prescribed service conditions for employees and is adequately emphasised during internal training sessions. All airline employees/staff members are required to comply with company’s rules and regulations and with the customs and security laws of the countries that Jet Airways’ flies to. Corrective action will be taken as per company policy, and after due investigation,” added the airline.

“As regards the said incident, Jet Airways has noted guest feedback with concern and regrets the incident. The airline has as per policy initiated a full-fledged investigation, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned departments and agencies. The above is without prejudice to all our rights in this regard,” concluded Jet Airways.