"We have constituted a team to probe the whole incident," Air India spokesperson said, adding, "It has been learned that the scuffle broke out over the seating issue."
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staff member with his slipper over seating issues: Air India Spokesperson— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2017
We have constituted a team to probe the whole incident: Air India on Shiv Sena MP beats AI staff member — ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2017Meanwhile, Gaikwad has admitted hitting an Air India staff member. "Yes,I had hit the staff. Do you expect me to hear their abuses quietly?" Gaikwad said.
The scuffle broke out when Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad was travelling from Pune to New Delhi. The MP claimed that his ticket was for business class but Air India provided him economy class. "When I told him what he's asking isn't possible he(Shiv Sena MP R.Gaikwad)became abusive, used foul language", said Air India staff who was hit by Gaikwad.
WATCH: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad admits that he beat an Air India staff member with slippers,remains defiant pic.twitter.com/1ws5nYptkn— ANI (@ANI_news) March 23, 2017