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Air India Urination Case Victim Moves SC Seeking Misconduct Guidelines

The senior citizen victim who was peed on, moved the top court seeking framing of guidelines to frame guidelines to deal with passenger misconduct

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The 72-year-old victim of the Air India urination incident has filed a petition with the Supreme Court to direct the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and airline companies to establish SoPs and regulations for dealing with passenger misconduct on board.

According to the plea, "The cabin crew initially asked the Petitioner to sit on the exact same seat that was wet and smelled of urine. The Petitioner was told that the Pilot in-command had not sanctioned the use of a fresh seat for the Petitioner as the Pilot was sleeping."

She stated that the airline forced her to settle the matter with the traveller who relieved himself on her and the DGCA neglected to treat her with care and obligation.

The plea cited Rules 22 and 29 of the 1937 Aircraft Rules, which delineate that any act that constitutes assault, damage to any passenger's property, or consumption of alcohol that could put other passengers in danger are offenses that must be dealt with severely.

The petitioner asserted that the SoP's framing is necessary to effect compliance.

In addition, despite the fact that the airline is required by the DGCA's Cabin Safety Circular to report incidents of unruly behavior among passengers and to furnish a written report, the cabin crew and the pilot in command did not notify the Air Traffic Controller about the occurrence.

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