Ghosh wants apology from pilot

The differently-abled woman,who was offloaded from a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport on Sunday,wants an apology from the pilot.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:February 22, 2012 12:58 am

The differently-abled woman,who was offloaded from a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport on Sunday,wants an apology from the pilot. According to her,it was the pilot,Utprabh Tiwari,who believed that she was not fit enough to travel on her own and ordered her to be deplaned.

Jeeja Ghosh,42,a patient of cerebral palsy,teaches at Kolkata’s Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy. She said on Tuesday though the SpiceJet authorities have tendered an apology to her,she will be satisfied only when Tiwari apologises to her in public.

She said till now SpiceJet authorities have not taken any action against the pilot. “I think such people should get a show cause notice. They don’t deserve to hold the job. They are not human beings.”

SpiceJet spokesperson Preti Dey said an internal investigation in the matter was on. Dey said their chief executive officer and director were abroad and will reach Delhi on Wednesday where the matter is likely to be discussed.

Social Justice Ministry demands action

Expressing concern over the offloading of Ghosh,the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has demanded an urgent probe and action against the guilty. The ministry shot off a letter to Civil Aviation Secretary Nasim Zaidi seeking a probe into the February 19 incident and sought that those found guilty should be “punished on priority”,official sources said. They said Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik would soon take up the matter with his Civil Aviation counterpart Ajit Singh.

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