Indian UN diplomat recalled after incident on flightBy IANS
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
UNITED NATIONS - Close on the heels of the recall of an Indian diplomat from London, another Indian diplomat, Alok Ranjan Jha, working with India’s UN Mission here, has been recalled home following “an incident involving him” at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, diplomatic sources confirmed.
“We have been told that there are reports appearing on Indian television regarding transfer of Mr Alok Jha to Delhi,” an Indian diplomat told IANS when asked about Jha’s recall following reports of misbehaviour on a flight to New York.
“Matters regarding an incident involving him at JFK airport were promptly reported to the Ministry of External Affairs, which is now seized of the matter and has transferred the officer to New Delhi,” he said, without giving details. He did not wish to be named, citing ministry rules.
The diplomat was transferred after he allegedly misbehaved with Air India flight attendants on a flight to New York Jan 7. There was however no confirmation of this incident.
Earlier this week, Anil Verma, minister (economic) at the Indian High Commission in London, was recalled following charges of wife-beating.