NCW forms committee to probe AI air hostess` charge
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 19:35
New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday constituted a five-member committee to probe the allegations of an Air India air hostess that she was molested and assaulted by two pilots on board a Delhi-bound international flight.

The committee has been asked to submit its report within a month.

"We have constituted a committee. They will have to submit a report within a month. They will talk to all those involved in the incident as well as the passengers of the flight," NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas told agency.

The airhostess had approached the women's body yesterday with her complaint and the Commission had then sought a report from the national carrier.

The Commission has asked Air India to submit the report within 15 days, Vyas said.

The-five member NCW panel will be headed by Commission member Wansuk Syem, former District Judge Jagan Nath, lawyer Kunwarjeet Sigh, Manorama Bawa and Mohinder Singh Malik.

The committee will look into the circumstances in which the incident took place as well as recommending remedial measures on how to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

Asked about Air India's decision to suspend a pilot allegedly involved in the incident, Vyas said "it is a good sign which shows that they (Air India Management) are going in the right direction."

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 19:35

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