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Air India passenger who urinated on woman arrested in Bengaluru

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Air India passenger Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on a co-passenger on a flight from New York to Delhi, has been arrested.

Air India passenger Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on a co-passenger in an inebriated state on a New York-Delhi flight, has been arrested in Bengaluru, Delhi Police officials said.

Officials said Mishra has been brought to Delhi from Bengaluru. He was absconding ever since he left his residence in Bangalore. Mishra had also switched off his mobile phone after learning about the police case against him.

After the incident of Mishra allegedly urinating on his co-passenger came to light, the Delhi Police on January 5 filed a case of sexual harassment and obscenity against him and issued a look out notice to the officials concerned.

The arrest comes a day after he was sacked by California-headquartered multinational financial services company Wells Fargo. "Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards of professional and personal conduct and we find these allegations very troubling. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo," the company said in a statement.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in an advisory on Friday asked airlines to lodge complaints whenever a passenger is found unruly on board. The aviation regulator warned them of strict action if they did not follow rules on flight safety.

"The Heads of Operations are advised to sensitize the Pilots, Cabin Crew and Director-in-Flight Services of their respective airlines on the subject of handling unruly passengers through appropriate channels under intimation to DGCA...under applicable rules Any non-compliance shall be dealt with accordingly, strictly and invite enforcement action, the DGCA said in its advisory.