Wells Fargo sacks India executive for urinating on plane passenger
US banking giant Wells Fargo on Friday sacked a top Indian executive now being pursued by police for allegedly urinating on a fellow passenger aboard an Air India flight.
Shankar Mishra, who local media reports said was the vice president of the bank’s India operations, was terminated after a 72-year-old woman wrote to Air India’s management to complain about the November incident.
“Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal behavior and we find these allegations deeply disturbing,” the company said in a statement.
“This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo,” it added, without naming Mishra or specifying his position.
The bank said they were “cooperating with law enforcement and ask that any additional inquiries be directed to them”.
Mishra, who was reportedly drunk during the journey from New York to New Delhi on November 26, has been on the run from authorities after the airline lodged a criminal complaint.
Police in Delhi said the accused was still at large and that they had been in contact with his family.
But in a statement released by his lawyers and reported by local media, Mishra said that he had already settled the matter by compensating the woman at the time of the incident.
“The WhatsApp messages between the accused and the lady clearly show that the accused had got the clothes and bags cleaned on November 28 and the same were delivered on November 30,” the statement read, according to India Today.
Air India, recently bought by the sprawling conglomerate Tata Group after decades under state control, has faced a torrent of criticism for its handling of the woman’s complaint.
India’s aviation regulator has admonished Air India’s management for not reporting the incident.
“The conduct of the concerned airline appears to be unprofessional and has led to a systemic failure,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement.
Wells Fargo is not truly well !!!
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Some people never change, and this is a glittering example of that.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Is it necessary to serve so much alcohol onboard? Passengers can go home and drink to their hearts' content without becoming a nuisance for others
He was a peeple's person and I am peeved that he has been given the golden handshake.
Not his fault, not used to having toilets!
@Ikram, think of ways of saving your economy and the country and not who has toilets who doesn't..
2 hours of drinking and whole life and reputation of life destroyed
@Qasim, very true!
Meanest mentality,Airline s must stop offering alcohol every now &then during flights,must be limited to a standard service.What the Staff we’re doing then!!!
The Man Who Knew Too Much
@Abbas Shah, You can not that unless he is traveling in CATTLE Class. But I am sure he is in Business Class and you get alcohol whenever you ask for it.
S. Nasheed Ahmed
Perhaps, many Indians consider it normal cilivized behavior to urinate on an old woman. Right ?
S. Nasheed Ahmed
Wells Fargo has made history.
welcome move .let this be a lesson to other would be perpeturators .
He blessed a co passenger with a golden shower.
"Ones own nature remains unchanged"!
Good decision by the corrupt WellsFargo management.
S.A Hyder, Ph.D from TN, USA
@Light at the end of the tunnel, Why is it necessary to serve any alcohol?
Free booze drink like fish act like d-------o-----------/?