Mumbai police have arrested a trainee cabin crew member of private carrier Jet Airways for allegedly molesting a colleague.

The accused, Ubaid Khan, was arrested on Fridayand produced before a local court on Saturday which remanded him in police custody till May 18, police said.

Khan was rounded up after the 24-year-old victim filed a complaint with the police in suburban Andheri, alleging he molested her in an office lift.

The woman, in her complaint, claimed Khan had molested her at a previous occasion too.

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“On that occasion, she said she reprimanded him and warned him against his actions,” a police official said. Khan however threatened the woman and warned her of dire consequences if she lodged a police complaint, he said.

He has been booked under sections 354 (molestation), 354-A (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian
Penal Code.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the victim said she had approached the Jet Airways’ management but they did not accept her written complaint.

“Officials from Jet Airways seemed disinterested and tried to convince me not to register a complaint as it would take six to 12 months to resolve the matter. They said I was a good looking girl and that it would ruin my career. But despite my insistence on some action, I was threatened with suspension,” the victim was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

However, Jet Airways has denied these charges.
In a statement, the company said “We immediately advised the trainee to hand over a written statement so that we can initiate action as per the HR policy related to handling cases of sexual harassment. At Jet Airways, we have zero tolerance for such conduct at workplace.”

With inputs from PTI

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