Mumbai, January 8: A 65-year-old Delhi-based businessman was in trouble after the Sahar Police on Monday registered a molestation case against him. Reports inform that the man was booked for allegedly molesting a 41-year-old woman on-board a Delhi-Mumbai flight on Monday. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the woman is a Singapore resident and usually travels to Mumbai to visit her relatives. The accused man has been identified as Anilkumar Mulchandani, a senior citizen. A case under section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against him. Maharashtra: Man Booked for Molesting Sister-in-Law in Thane.
According to details by Police, the accused was seated next to the complainant when she boarded her flight from Delhi. Reports inform that, the man touched the woman inappropriately mid-air and continued it till she raised an alarm. Thinking that the act happened accidentally, the woman ignored it at first. However, the man repeated touching her. Anguished by his behaviour, the woman alerted the airline crew minutes before landing. The airline staff then informed authorities at Sahar airport after landing and a registered a case against the accused. Molestation in Mumbai Local: Man Flashes at Girl, Touches Her On Board Packed Train, Arrested.
Deputy commissioner of police, zone 8, Anil Kumbhare, confirmed the development and said the incident happened between 11:50 am and 12:40 pm and the accused was brought to Sahar police station soon after the flight landed in Mumbai. An interrogation into the matter is currently underway. According to Police, the decision to arrest him will be taken after interrogation is complete.
The airline assured their cooperation in the investigation process. In its statement, the airline said there was an incident involving two customers on-board UK995 operating between Delhi and Mumbai on January 7, 2019. “We are extending our full support to the authorities in investigating the matter. Ensuring safety, security, and peace of mind of our customers is of paramount importance to us,” said a statement from the airline.