Shankar Mishra, the vice president of Wells Fargo, India, was fired following his misconduct aboard an Air India flight.
On 26 November, 2022,Shankar Mishra was accused of urinating on a female co-passenger, a senior citizen in her seventies, in the business class of an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi,in an inebriated state.
When the incident and the identity of the accused were made public, Mishra’s employer, Wells Fargo, terminated his employment.
Mishra was the vice president of the India office of the California-based financial services company, before being fired.
“Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behaviour and we find these allegations deeply disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them, ” Says the statemenr issued by Wells Fargo in this regard.
On 6 January, 2023, Campbell Wilson, CEO of Air India, gave instructions to the airline’s staff that henceforth, they should immediately inform the authorities of any unlawful behaviour on board, even if the situation at that point of time seems to have been resolved.
The airline has been widely criticised by the public, netizens, as well as the DGCA for the casual manner in which the incident was handled.