Wells Fargo executives decided to isolate the company from a superior who acted like a fool during an Air India flight.
Shankar Mishra accused of giving a passenger a ‘gold bath’
Back in November, Shankar Mishra—Vice President of Wells Fargo’s India Branch—is said to have gone too far in his flight. Specifically, the Mumbai resident is accused of urinating on a passenger on the flight, who is described as being in his 70s, while intoxicated.
Based on business today, the incident resulted in Shankar being banned from Air India for only 30 days. However, an airline spokesman noted: “If found guilty, the unruly passenger will be dealt with according to regulatory guidelines.”
Despite this, many are unhappy and continue to criticize Shankar and Air India online. People are also confused as to why Shankar has not been arrested, even though a case has recently been opened on the matter, according to the report.
People who should lose their jobs:
–The pilot refused to allow the victim to sit in another seat
– the crew did not speak up
–companion passengers who did not speak up@airindiain #Indian Airlines #ShankarMishra #AirIndiaHorror #AirIndiaMust answer
– sharada ramanathan (@IamSharadaR) January 5, 2023
– Shilpa (@shilpa_cn) January 5, 2023
Why didn’t the Delhi Police arrest this person (Shankar Mishra), ask the Chairman of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) @SwatiJaiHind
– IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) January 6, 2023
Shankar Mishra’s lawyer says the situation has been handled separately
In the face of public outrage, Shankar’s legal team came out and provided messages trying to show that the woman in question agreed not to report the incident in exchange for Rs 15,000, despite she returned the money. The lawyers also argued that the woman “tolerated” the urge to urinate on her. Press Trust of India report.
Notably, attorney Ishani Sharma went further, saying that the elderly woman’s return of the money was “an afterthought.” In addition, she shared that there were no witnesses who could corroborate the story.
Ishani Sharma (Shankar Mishra’s lawyer) said after confronting TIMES NOW’s: “There were no witnesses to witness the incident and the money was returned after a second thought”. @aakaaaanksha.
Listen in. pic.twitter.com/NwtqFwJvX3
– TIME NOW (@TimesNow) January 6, 2023
Wells Fargo walked in with a statement
With all the madness surrounding the incident, it appears Wells Fargo has decided to cut its losses and let Shankar go, according to a brief statement that went viral on social media.
“Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) makes this statement in connection with the November 2022 incident on New York-Delhi Air India flight: Wells Fargo requires employees to adhere to the highest standards of conduct. personal and professional and we find these allegations extremely disturbing. This individual has been terminated from Wells Fargo. We are cooperating with law enforcement and are asking them to forward any additional requests.”
Wells Fargo terminates contract with Shankar Mishra, related to Air india flight incident. pic.twitter.com/AoHIpTAcF3
– Sahil Joshi (@sahiljoshii) January 6, 2023
What do you think about the overall situation?