DCW issues notices to Delhi Police, DGCA over alleged sexual harassment onboard a flight

New Delhi (| Delhi Commission for Women on Friday issued notices to Delhi Police and DGCA over an incident of alleged sexual harassment onboard the flight. The Commission has sought the details of FIR along with arrest made in the matter by Delhi Police.

Also, it has asked DGCA whether the matter has been forwarded to Internal Complaint Committee under the sexual harassment at workplace, or any other committee.DCW has also sought the details of action taken against the passenger and asked Delhi Police and DGCA to provide action taken reports by August 23, DCW said in a statement.
The Commission has taken suo-motu cognizance of a purported video being circulated on social media platform regarding alleged sexual harassment by a passenger onboard the flight.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on a flight flying from Delhi to Mumbai on August 16. It is alleged in the viral video that a passenger was trying to click obscene pictures of a woman flight attendant and his woman co-passenger, it said. DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “Complaints of sexual harassment on flights are on a rise. In this particular case, an FIR should be registered and the matter should be thoroughly investigated and the guilty must be punished.
DGCA must have a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment on flights and take stringent action to prevent such incidents in the future.”(UNI)