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NCW seeks more time for AI molestation probe report

November 03, 2009 18:58 IST

The National Commission for Women has sought more time to bring out the report on alleged molestation of Air India airhostess Komal Singh, saying that some of the passengers on the flight, who are witnesses, are yet to depose.

NCW Member Wansuk Syiem, who is a member of the committee probing the allegations, said, "Some of the passengers who are witness to the scuffle that led to allegations of molestation are yet to depose before the commission."

Thus the committee has sought more time to submit its report, she added.

NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said she was yet to receive the report.

An Air India inquiry committee had issued a chargesheet to Singh, who had levelled molestation charges on two pilots of the airlines, for "violating the conduct rule".

AI had constituted the committee to investigate a mid-air scuffle between co-pilot Aditya Chopra and flight purser Amit Khanna on a Sharjah-Lucknow-Delhi flight (IC 884) on October 3.

Singh had flied an FIR against the pilots alleging that she was molested by them in the cockpit. Flight purser Khanna, who had got into the scuffle with Commander Ranbir Arora and his co-pilot Chopra, had also been chargesheeted for the same reasons by the committee.
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