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26 Apr 2017

Harbhajan Singh lashes out at racist Jet Airways pilot

Bhajji stands up to racist Jet Airways pilot?

Off spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter lambasting a Jet Airways pilot for manhandling a female passenger and hurling racist abuses at her and her physically-challenged friend.

He urged Jet Airways and Prime Minister Modi to initiate a probe into the incident and take action against the pilot.

He said "such things should not be allowed or tolerated in our country."

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Bhajji stands up to racist Jet Airways pilot?

Bhajji demands action against "shameful" act

Taking to Twitter, Harbhajan said "Not only was he racist but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man..absolutely disgraceful &shame on @jetairways."

What was the incident about?

What Transpired

What was the incident about?

According to reports, the incident occurred on a Chandigarh-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on April 3.

Passenger Pooja Gujaral and her wheelchair-bound friend were "screamed at" by the pilot for checking in her friend's wheel-chair, which was supposed to be available to him to deplane.

The pilot allegedly referred to Pooja as a "bloody Indian", asked her to "get out" and pushed her.

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Response

What was Jet Airways' response?

Jet Airways stated that "corrective action will be taken after due investigation."

They added that they regretted the incident and have "initiated a full-fledged investigation, based on specific inputs from guests, concerned departments and agencies."

The airline has had past trouble over Indian pilots being treated differently over foreign pilots who were employed.

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