The ousted executive, who is now back into flying as a commander, was accused of sexual harassment by an Air India air hostess, who had also written a letter to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu in this regards in May.
"General manager flight dispatch will hold the additional charge of the post of GM(IFS), headquarters...the duty assigned to GM(IFS) will be notified in due course," the Air India general manager (personnel) said in a notification dated August 21. The removal of the senior executive coincided with the summoning of Air India chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola by the women and child development (WCD) ministry to explain reasons behind the delay in completing probe in the case recently.
She had alleged that she had been harassed for the last six years by the senior executive, describing him as a "predator" and equal, if not worse, than Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood filmmaker charged with sexual misconduct by leading actresses. "He has insulted me and denied me positions and privileges after I rejected his advances and he had made my life a misery at work and continues to do so," she said in her letter.
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