The Mumbai Police filed an FIR in the Sahar police station against the unknown molester under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO ACT, since Zaira is still a minor.
Wasim starred in the film Dangal past year.
The National Award winning Kashmiri actress complained about her ordeal on an Instagram live video, claiming that a middle-aged man seated behind her moved his foot up and down her neck and back. State Women Commission will also write a letter to DGCA, Airlines and Maharashtra Police to investigate the matter.
A woman police official was sent to the hotel in Mumbai where the actor is put up to record her statement, a senior police official said. Latest updates coming in from sources say that the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation has also asked Vistara to furnish details of the alleged molestation attempt.
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According to reports, the plane's cabin crew has said that Wasim started yelling at the accused passenger only when the flight started descent, and they couldn't come to her rescue because it's mandatory to keep seat belts on during the final phase of the flight and make no movement. Many, including Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti, spoke out in Wasim's support. "Any harassment or crime against women should be dealt with swiftly and effectively". As a mother of 2 daughters I am appalled at what happened... "We have zero tolerance for such behaviour". "We @airvistara have seen the reports regarding @ZairaWasim experience with another customer on board last night".
Vistara also said though it is yet to contact the accused male passenger, they have summoned all cabin crew for inquiry about the incident.
Condemnation against the incident poured in from celebrities and political leaders.
A few hours after Zaira reported the incident on social media, Air Vistara team said that they had "zero tolerance" for such incidents and that they would extend support Zaira in "every way" required even as the airline itself carries out a "detailed investigation". They will never dare to repeat their actions again.