Harbhajan Singh receives a defamation notice from a Jet Airways pilot
Harbhajan had called the pilot racist and claimed that he physically abused a disabled person.
Updated - Jun 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Harbhajan Singh complaint against a Jet Airways pilot Bernard Hosselin over a feud with the pilot and has left him jobless now. The pilot is, however, fighting the allegations made against him. During a certain Chandigarh-Mumbai flight Harbhajan and his friends, Pooja Gujaral and Jatinder Singh Shah were involved in a verbal argument with the pilot. After that, Harbhajan took to Twitter and complained about the same. He called the pilot racist and claimed that he physically abused a disabled person.
He had called the pilot racist and claimed that he physically abused a disabled person. His tweets read, “So called this Bernd Hoesslin a pilot with @jetairways called my fellow Indian (u bloody Indian get out of my flight) while he is earning here,” he wrote. “Not only was he a racist, but physically assaulted a lady and abused a physically challenged man.”
Pilot denies the allegations
Bernard Hossain a German pilot working with Jet Airways has denied the allegations made by the Indian cricketer. Harbhajan’s tweets ran havoc through the internet and then the accused lost his job on May 5. However, the pilot has now sent a defamation notice to all the three people who complained against him.
Bernard’s lawyer, Shukla of DSK Legal has denied all the allegations. He said that his client lost the job because of such allegations and to add to that all that was claimed was utter nonsense. “We believe Jet Airways has terminated my client under pressure. Moreover, my client is virtually unemployed because of these incorrect allegations,” Shukla told Indian Express.
The lawyer claimed that the senior officials made assurances of doing nothing wrong and despite acting according to the DGCA rules the pilot has been sacked. “Despite repeated assurances from their senior officials of Jet Airways of not doing anything wrong, and acting in accordance with their and DGCA rules,” said the lawyer.