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Video: Air India staff beaten up 25 times with 'Chappals' by MP Ravindra Gaikwad

 2017-03-23 11:14:27.0

Video: Air India staff beaten up 25 times with

Tahlka News Desk
New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad is been in news for assaulting Air India staff after his flight landed at the delhi airport. According to the staff he kept beating him in front of all duty manager."Yes he misbehaved with me,broke my glasses. I never expected this said Sukumar,Air India staff member.



An Air India spokesperson has confirmed about the whole incident. We have constituted a committee to look into the action we can take against the MP," the spokesperson added. Speaking to news channels, a defiant Gaikwad said that he hit the AI official 25 times with his chappals.

Gaikwad was peeved that he didn't get to travel in the business class. "He had booked an open ticket on the Pune-Delhi flight AI-852. But the aircraft which was pulled in to operate the flight had an all-economy configuration. Gaikwad's staff in Delhi were informed about this on Wednesday. They decided to go ahead and said that the politician would board the flight,'' said an AI official.



Gaikwad boarded the flight, took an economy class seat and reached Delhi. However he refused to disembark. He demanded that the "mantri" and AI chairman and managing director apologise to him. "He said he won't move till they come and tender their apology,".

The airline's duty manager went to the aircraft to pacify the MP. "He apologised for the inconvenience he had to go through in the economy-class. He was requesting him to deboard when the angry MP started abusing him and slapping him with his footwear.



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