Harbhajan Singh Lashes Out Against ‘Racist’ Jet Airways Pilot

Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday lashed out against a Jet Airways pilot for alleged racial discrimination against an Indian passenger on the flight.

The Punjab tweaker, who is currently playing for the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians, took to Twitter to say that the pilot, named Bernd Hoesslin, "physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man" besides calling them "bloody Indians".

In a series of tweets, the off-spinner hit out at the airline's pilot.

Demanding strict action against the pilot, the 36-year-old cricketer wrote:

The incident involved Punjabi and Bollywood music director Jatinder Shah and Bollywood marketing professional Pooja Singh Gujral during their flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai on 3 April. Pooja posted on Facebook narrating her experience.

(Photo courtesy: Pooja Singh Gujral‘s Facebook page)

Meanwhile, Jet Airways regretted the incident in a statement to NDTV saying, "Corrective action will be taken after due investigation. The airline has, as per policy, initiated a full-fledged investigation, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned departments and agencies".