DCW Issues Notice After Passenger Takes 'Improper' Pictures Of Crew

The Delhi Commission for Women has taken action in response to a video circulating on Instagram. It shows a man allegedly trying to click obscene photographs of a female cabin crew member and a co-passenger on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Wednesday.

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The distressing incident took place on a Spicejet flight. Image Credits: ET

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has independently recognised and taken action in response to a video circulating on the social media platform Instagram.

The video pertains to alleged incidents of sexual harassment involving a passenger on a SpiceJet flight. As a result, the DCW has issued notices to both the Indira Gandhi International Airport Police and the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

DCW's Action

In a tweet, earlier today, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal revealed the situation, providing copies of the issued notices. The incident reportedly occurred aboard SpiceJet flight No 157 from Delhi to Mumbai on August 16. It is alleged that a passenger recorded videos and inappropriate photos of a female flight attendant and another woman onboard without their knowledge. The content in question was purportedly discovered on the passenger's mobile phone.

The DCW notice, signed by Maliwal, has requested that an FIR related to the incident and information about the arrest of the accused must be filed by August 23. Furthermore, Maliwal calls for a comprehensive report on actions taken and the provision of requested details to the Commission, emphasising the seriousness of the matter.


Previous Harassment Incidents On-Board

Another incident took place in January this year, where two passengers were removed from a Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight due to an alleged inappropriate behaviour toward a cabin crew member while in November last year, a Mumbai-based businessman urinated on a female passenger during a flight from New York to New Delhi.

The DGCA subsequently imposed a fine on Air India for their handling of the situation and suspended the Pilot in Command's license for three months. Additionally, in May, a passenger was apprehended for allegedly sexually harassing a flight attendant at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

It is noteworthy that the DCW's proactive intervention and engagement with law enforcement agencies and aviation authorities underscore the gravity of issues surrounding the safety and well-being of airline personnel and passengers.

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