Shankar Mishra, the man arrested for allegedly urinating on an elderly woman co-passenger onboard an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi on November 26 last year, was on Tuesday granted bail by Delhi’s Patiala House court on Tuesday. Mishra was arrested by the Delhi Police from Bengaluru on January 6 this year.
The order granting bail to Mishra was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Harjyot Singh Bhalla after having reserved it on Monday. Mishra has been granted bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh.
On January 11, Metropolitan Magistrate Komal Garg denied bail to Mishra, terming his alleged actions as “utterly disgusting and repulsive”. “Egregious conduct of the accused has shocked the civic consciousness and needs to be deprecated,” the Magistrate noted in the order.
Mishra has been in judicial custody since January 7.
Mishra is accused of having urinated on a 70-year-old woman co-passenger in an inebriated condition on board the Air India flight. The incident first came to light after the woman’s letter to the Tata Group chairperson.
Following the allegation, Mishra was sacked from his job at Wells Fargo which termed the allegations against him “deeply disturbing”.
Air India has also banned him for a period of four months beginning January 18. The airline had earlier imposed a one-month ban on Mishra over the allegations.