Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who assaulted Air India staffer last month, booked a ticket on an Air India flight from Pune to New Delhi for Monday but then travelled by the Rajdhani Express from Mumbai. He booked the ticket for AI852, the same flight in which the incident took place.
Mr. Gaikwad’s private secretary Krishna Nama told HT, "He travelled from Mumbai to Delhi in train. He did it because he found in convenient. There is no other complexity in this issue."
An Air India official said, "But around 8 pm on Sunday, he changed the booking and he now holds an open ticket. Open ticket means he can fly anytime the Pune-Delhi flight but needs to inform us four hour prior to departure to confirm the seat."