GoAir revokes termination of employee; suspends him pending probe into communal tweets

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on June 08, 2020

National carrier GoAir has revoked the termination of an employee after he filed a complaint against the company with the cyber cell of Mumbai Police, a News18 report said.

Earlier, the employee was terminated for posting communal comments on microblogging site Twitter.

GoAir has now decided to conduct a probe and suspend the employee till then.

The employee, Asif Khan, lodged a complaint claiming that an impersonator had made the communal remarks on Twitter from his ID.

Twitter saw an outpouring of reactions to the communal statements on the handle with Khan's name.

Khan, a trainee First Officer with the airline, was told about the posts made from his site by his colleagues. On checking his handle, Khan found that an impersonator had used his name on the site to make communal remarks.

Following this, Khan took to Facebook to state that the comments made on the platform were not his. Later, he went to the local police station to file a complaint regarding the same and also sent a formal letter to the cyber cell, the News18 report added.

The incident saw #boycottGoAir trend on Twitter.

Published on June 08, 2020

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