Indeed Air India took a stern move. It suspended its Eastern region’s Regional Director, Rohit Bhasin. The reason was a case of alleged ‘shoplifting’ at the Sydney airport. Moreover, the complaint came from Australia’s Regional Manager. But the charges stay unproven as of now. Air India’s Director Personnel signed an order which quoted this –
“Without prejudice to any disciplinary action initiated against him and pending inquiry, Capt. Bhasin is being placed under suspension”.
Rohit Bhasin was ordered to not step a foot in premises of Air India Ltd. Moreover, the authorities instructed him to hand over all his company identity documents.
The other side of the story
The senior pilot had just learned that he was going to be a grandfather. Indeed, he was in an ecstatic mode. Therefore, he went to a store to buy a gift for his daughter-in-law. So, could this really be classified as a mistake that he made out of emotions?
But whatever it was. Air India spokesperson claims that the company has a zero-tolerance policy. Hence, it was inappropriate to lay dormant on the matter.
A squadron of pilots
All are pilots in the Bhasin family. Not just Rohit Bhasin, but also his wife and son are pilots with Air India. Moreover, his father used to work for Indian Airlines. Besides, his daughter too flies for a commercial airline.