Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a co-passenger on AI flight, sacked by Wells Fargo
New Delhi, January 6, 2023
Shankar Mishra, the man accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger onboard an Air India New York-New Delhi flight in November last year, has been sacked by his employer Wells Fargo, an American multinational financial services company with corporate headquarters in San Francisco.
Mishra worked as a Vice-President of the India office of the US-based firm.
"Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behaviour and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with the law enforcement agencies and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them," the company said in a statement issued on Friday.
Meanwhile, two teams of Delhi Police are on the lookout for Mishra, who is said to be continuously changing his location to evade arrest. Delhi Police police teams have carried out raids in Mumbai and Bengaluru, where they questioned various persons, including the relatives of the accused.
"The police went to Mishra's home in Mumbai, but he was not there. They have got clues and are trying to trace him," said a source.
Delhi Police has booked Mishra under Sections 510 (misconduct in public by a drunken person), 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman), 294 (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), and 354 (intending to outrage modesty) of the Indian Penal Code as well as a section of the Aircraft Rules Act in a case registered at the IGI Airport Police Station.