Air India will not withdraw the criminal complaint filed against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, sources told India Today.
According to sources, employees at Air India were upset with the airline revoking the travel ban on Ravindra Gaikwad, who had allegedly hit an Air India staffer 25 times with slippers during an argument last month.
The Shiv Sena MP, however, chose to travel in a train on Monday despite Air India lifting the ban against him.
Gaikwad was supposed to travel by AI 852 from Pune to New Delhi.
In fact, sources had told India Today that the Air India management was asked to fly an aircraft with a business class provision on this route following an informal instruction from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Shiv Sena's Ravindra Gaikwad, who is an MP from Osmanabad, had reportedly hit the Air India staffer as he was upset for not being able to travel business class despite having an open ticket for the same. The Air India flight did not have any provision for business class seats.