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Former Wells Fargo VP faces charges of sexual harassment, obscenity, and ‘insulting the modesty’ of a 72-year-old woman after officials say he drunkenly peed on her during a flight

Air India Airbus A320 aircraft as seen flying over the mountains of Kathmandu valley and landing in Tribhuvan International Airport KTMThe incident occurred on a November 26 Air India flight from New York to to New Delhi.

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  • Shankar Mishra, a former Wells Fargo VP, was arrested in India on Saturday, local outlets reported.
  • Officials accused Mishra of drunkenly urinating on a 72-year-old woman on an Air India flight in November.
  • After a search to locate him, Mishra now faces charges including sexual harassment for the incident.

Shankar Mishra, a former vice president for the Indian subsidiary of Wells Fargo, was arrested on Saturday after a search by police and was charged with sexual harassment, obscenity, and “insulting the modesty of a woman.”

The charges are related to a November 26 incident in which Mishra drunkenly urinated on a fellow passenger, a 72-year-old woman, during an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi, police said. On Friday, Mishra was described by a senior police official as “missing,” with law enforcement searching for him in the state of Karnataka, India. Local news outlet Mirror Now reported on Saturday he had been taken into judicial custody and was expected to remain there for 14 days, though he had filed a petition for bail.

In response to the incident, Air India is reconsidering its policy of serving alcoholic beverages, Mirror Now reported. Representatives for the airline did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

Wells Fargo confirmed on Friday that Mishra had been fired. A statement released by the international banking giant described the incident as “deeply disturbing.”

Representatives for Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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