Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit a 60-year-old Air India duty manager with his slippers at least 20 times and tore his shirt at IGI airport in Delhi on Thursday, prompting the airline to file a police complaint.
According to an Air India spokesperson, its duty manager at Delhi airport was hit with slippers several times by Gaikwad after he complained that he had to travel economy – on an all-economy flight – even though he had a business class ticket.
The assault was acknowledged by the MP, who also remained defiant over the incident, and instead, sought an apology from the airline's chairman and managing director.
Air India lodged a complaint with the police against the Shiv Sena MP for "assaulting" its duty manager at Delhi airport, an airline spokesperson said.
Police said the officer, Sukumar, has been sent for medical examination, and based on its report a case will be registered.
(With inputs from PTI)
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