Businessman Arrested for Molesting Zaira Wasim
11 Dec

Businessman Arrested for Molesting Zaira Wasim: ‘Dangal’ actress, has been allegedly molested, on a Vistara flight flying from Delhi-Mumbai, by a middle-aged male co-passenger who was sitting behind her. On Saturday night, the national award-winning actress took this on her social media account and narrated her ordeal in an Instagram live story.

The 17-year-old actress, in her Instagram, live, said, the man who was sitting behind her in the Air Vistara flight, was rubbing his foot against her back and neck while she was half asleep. She tried to record what the man was doing, but failed to do it due to dim lights. However, the bold actress managed to get a screenshot of the man’s activities on the flight to some extent.

In tears, she stated that while the man was asked to move away from the seat behind her but she received no help from the airline staff when she was crying for help. In the video, she expressed disappointment with crew members of Air Vistara.

The airline said it has already submitted initial report to the regulator DGCA about the incident which created an uproar and invited all-round condemnation. The Mumbai police have registered a case against an unknown person in connection with the episode on the same day.

Businessman Arrested for Molesting Zaira Wasim

The man has been identified as A 39-year-old Vikash Sachdev and was arrested in Mumbai on Sunday, news agency PTI reported. Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumbhare said he will be produced in court on Monday.

Terming the incident as “shameful”, Maharashtra State Commission for Women’s (MSCW) chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar said they will seek a detailed inquiry into it from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). “The commission will direct the DGCA to conduct an inquiry in the matter and will also inquire into the steps taken by Vistara to address the complaint,” Rahatkar said.