Mumbai: The passenger, who allegedly molested actress Zaira Wasim on a flight, has been arrested by Mumbai’s Sahar Police.
According to the news published in DC, a 39-year-old businessman, Vikash Sachdev arrested in this molestation case under section 354 of IPC and relevant sections of POCSO.
17-year-old Zaira was allegedly molested by a middle-aged man on a Delhi-to-Mumbai Air Vistara flight. The incident came to light when she shared the ordeal she had to go through in an Instagram story.
After the matter came to limelight, a woman cop was sent to record the statement of the actress. On the basis of her statement, a case was registered at Sahar Police station. National Commission of Women, the Delhi Commission of Women, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation sought a report from Air Vistara about this incident, DC reported.
Hours after the actress made the allegation, the airline apologized and said that they have zero tolerance for such behaviour.
The airline authorities also ordered an investigation into the matter and said they were talking to its crew and reaching out to fellow passengers to “understand the incident at greater length.”
Taking cognizance of the matter, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that the accused passenger will be put on the no-fly list if the allegations are found to be true.
With inputs from ANI