Shooter Manu Bhaker has demanded action against two Air India employees for harassing her when she tried to board a flight to Bhopal from Delhi. The 19-year-old eventually managed to board the aircraft on Friday evening after the intervention of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
Manu, one of India’s brightest medal hopes at the Tokyo Olympics, thanked Rijiju for his prompt intervention but expressed hope for action against some Air India officials at Delhi airport. Later, Air India, too, apologised for the conduct of of its staff.
“They can be be held accountable for the harassment and insult I endured as trying to save their officials (Manoj Gupta and another security person of the airline) will only further damage Air India’s reputation,” Manu told PTI from Bhopal.
Manu added, “Air India is now claiming that they were just asking for documents and doing their job but I am sure…