Indian man allegedly fondled woman on flight to Newark, then apologised in notes

Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Ganesh Parkar, moved from his ticketed seat in business class and sat next to a woman in economy class. They say he touched one of her breasts after she fell asleep.

By: AP | Newark | Updated: December 23, 2016 10:31 am
indian man, sexual assault, AIR india flight, Air India passenger, ganesh parker, mumbai to newark flight, new jersey resident, indian citizen, fondling, federal prosecuters, man held, flight sexual assault, india news, indian express news The incident took place on an Air India flight from India to Newark .

Authorities say an Indian citizen living in New Jersey who’s accused of fondling a passenger on a flight from India to Newark wrote notes to the victim apologizing for a “moment’s stupidity.” Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Ganesh Parkar, of Robbinsville, moved from his ticketed seat in business class Wednesday and sat next to a woman in economy class on an Air India flight from Mumbai. They say he touched one of her breasts after she fell asleep.

Investigators say he apologized in two short notes written while on the flight. Parkar was charged Thursday with abusive sexual contact. He was released on a $50,000 bond, put under home electronic monitoring and ordered to relinquish his passport.

The charge carries a maximum two-year prison sentence. Parkar’s attorney says his client “asserts his innocence.”

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    Anita
    Jan 7, 2017 at 5:47 am
    I respect all the women but just to burst your ego I advise you to reign-in the imagination that your mother is in the place and not the other woman.(I apologize to your mother).
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      chodak dawa
      Jan 9, 2017 at 8:59 am
      you can not judge a person's behavior by the organization they work for....
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        Michael Paul
        Jan 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm
        No, but one can judge an organation by the employees they defend.
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          Ravi Tehaa
          Jan 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm
          TCS b name is spoiled by this
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            Ravi Tehaa
            Jan 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm
            Very sad. Ganesh Parkar is vice president in TCS and generally TCS claims that they follow TATA CODE OF CONDUCT. we all wondering what type of conduct is this.lt;br/gt;We also heard that TCS is going to fund his case to defend him
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              Vikramjit Singh
              Jan 7, 2017 at 10:55 am
              Another phaneesh murthy in the making... Good job TCS. What a great guy you have at the top. :)
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                Viks Samay
                Jan 7, 2017 at 12:47 pm
                Shame on TCS to fund his defense by supporting this. To show respect to their female employees - TCS should make an example out of it and send a message that they treat matters of molestation very seriously no matter who the perpetrator is.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The nation is reeling by the molestation news and this behavior from an educated accomplished person should not go unpunished.
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                  Jeff Kon
                  Dec 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm
                  This guy seems to work with TCS
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                    khan
                    Dec 23, 2016 at 12:02 pm
                    Was ganish muslim
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                      arc
                      Dec 23, 2016 at 7:43 am
                      A bhakt sanskari NRI. Modi's ardent supporter. Ashram Bapu's chela.
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                        CC
                        Dec 23, 2016 at 8:34 am
                        Trump Effect
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                          future
                          Dec 23, 2016 at 11:26 am
                          This man should was fined 50,000$ . That was ok , but what is this "home electronic monitoring ". Is this the latest thing all Gov't will do now post demonetization . I believe there is too much trouble ahead for all of us . Will big brother watch our evry private move !!!!! ouch
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                            Jayanth
                            Dec 23, 2016 at 5:34 am
                            Now... whats this nonsense
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                              krish
                              Dec 23, 2016 at 6:21 am
                              What a man....pays for business cl sits in economy cl,does an act....totally foolish and paying hefty penalty too....ROFL lt;br/gt;such people should be taken to mental asylum.
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                                Ashok Mazumdar
                                Dec 23, 2016 at 7:40 am
                                Gujarati Style act *** Snooping
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                                  Ashok Mazumdar
                                  Dec 23, 2016 at 7:43 am
                                  No sir, he is Fit to be the Prime Minister.
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                                    Manish
                                    Dec 23, 2016 at 8:36 am
                                    Are you out of your senses?
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                                      MP
                                      Dec 23, 2016 at 8:21 am
                                      Not any more. His party got only 44 seats this time.
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                                        mtv
                                        Dec 23, 2016 at 11:45 am
                                        Very much possible. I do not know who will win in this race; Putin, Modi or Trump. Very scary future! All the current supporters of Modi will wake up one day on this reality but will be too late; damage would have been already done.
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                                          Pagrri Sanbhaal
                                          Dec 23, 2016 at 7:49 am
                                          Typical Indian mentality.First commit a crime then deny it.Aghast.
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                                            Niharika Sharma
                                            Dec 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                                            Disgusting man. Should have learned some respect from rahul and arvind. Thing will be okay when these two will rule.
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