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Air India sets up high-level inquiry after pilot alleges sexual harassment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

said on Wednesday it had set up a high-level inquiry to probe a sexual complaint filed against a by one of its woman pilots.

According to a complaint filed by the pilot, the incident allegedly took place on May 5 in where she was being trained by the

"As soon as the matter came to our notice, we immediately set up a high level enquiry," an spokesperson said.

In the complaint, the pilot has alleged that the instructor suggested that the two should have dinner at a restaurant in after the session was over on May 5.

"We went to (a) restaurant at around 8 pm and this is where my ordeal started.... He started with telling me how depressed and unhappy he was in his married life," the complainant says in her complaint.

"He also asked me how I coped with my husband living away and whether I didn't need to have sex everyday. He asked me if I masturbated, etc," she alleged. "At some point I told him I did not want to talk about all this and called a cab."

The pilot alleged that the commander's behaviour worsened during the half-hour wait for the cab. "I was left shocked at this behaviour and felt extremely uncomfortable, scared and humiliated," she said.

The woman said she felt "morally obliged" to report this matter to the so that such behaviour is not repeated with anyone else in the future.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 10:56 IST
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