Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad may be allowed to fly again soon after the Parliamentarians defended the unfazed leader which puts pressure on the government considering amendments in the rules, say sources.
Sources further added that Shiv Sena MPs met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju in their respective chambers on Monday.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi police crime branch recorded statements of 15 Air India persons in connection with assault case of a staff by Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.
The police have recorded statements of 15 persons including the victim, Sukumar, who was allegedly thrashed by Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad a few days back.
The police have also sought details of the video and CCTV footage. DCP (crime branch) Ram Gopal Naik spearheaded the team that recorded the statements of 15 persons.
An FIR was registered against him on the basis of the complaint lodged by Air India for repeatedly hitting with sandals 62-year-old duty manager R Sukumar on a Pune-Delhi flight after it landed in Delhi over not being able to fly business class despite having boarded an all-economy flight.
Gaikwad had to left for Maharashtra by train after Air India, along with four other private airlines banned him from flying on their aircraft.