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SRINAGAR:  A 39-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly molesting actress Zaira Wasim onboard a Delhi-Mumbai flight on Saturday night, police said.  The man has been identified as Vikash Sachdev. Sachdev has been booked under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC, and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) since the actor is a minor, Senior Police Inspector, Sahar, Lata Shirsat, said as quoted in media reports.
 
The 'Dangal' actor had narrated her ordeal on Instagram via live video.  After the matter came to light, a woman police officer was sent to the hotel, where the actor is staying, to record her statement, and a case was registered against an unknown person at Sahar Police station.  After the video posted by Zaira, the National Commission of Women (NCW), the Delhi Commission of Women (DCW), the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have sought details from Air Vistara over the incident. Taking note of the incident, the airline has ordered a detailed investigation into the incident. 

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SRINAGAR: Punjab International Trade Expo PITEX 2017 declared the J&K State as the “Best State” for adapting the best policies for the betterment of the artisan community. The award was presented by Minster Department of Local Government, Tourism and Culture Punjab Government Navajot Singh Sidhu. Presenting the award, it was revealed that it the award was recognition of the policies adopted by the State in general and Directorate of Handicrafts in particular for the betterment of the artisan community. It was said that the presentation and discipline maintained by J&K stalls during the exhibition while selling genuine J&K Handicrafts goods was widely appreciated. On behalf of the J&K State, the award was received by Zahoor Ahmad, Officer of the Handicrafts Department. The speakers on the occasion hailed the artisan friendly schemes of the J&K Government, being implemented through the Department of Handicrafts.

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NEW DELHI: "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. The 17-year-old National Award winner shared her ordeal via an Instagram Story. "Managed to get this," Zaira posted with a snapshot of the man's foot, which was rested on her arm rest. 

The star of "Secret Superstar" then added: "The lights were dimmed, so it was even worse. It continued for another 5-10 minutes and then I was sure of it. He kept nudging my shoulder and continued to move his foot up and down my back and neck. "So, I was in a flight travelling from Delhi to Mumbai today and right behind me one middle-aged man who made my two-hour journey miserable. I tried to record it on phone to understand it better because the cabin lights were dimmed, I failed to get it. 

"It was all chill till I felt somebody brushing against my back while I was half asleep. I ignored it the first time. Blamed the turbulence for it. Until I woke me up to this pleasant sight of his beautiful foot rubbing my back and neck. "Guess he couldn't sit like a civilised human being and placed his foot on my armrest while he's fully 'phelaoed' (spread) his body on his seat." She ended her post with: "Slow claps for Vistara's wonderful crew guys." 

In a self-shot video doing the rounds on social media, Zaira, who is from Jammu and Kashmir, is also seen breaking down on an Instagram live chat. "I just landed, the whole irony of this that I yelled... and this is not done... this is not how you should be treated or made to feela this is terrible. This is how they will take care of girls? No one will help us if we don't decide to help ourselves and that is the worst thing," she said, looking visibly disturbed. 

Vistara Airlines has said it will investigate the issue. "We have seen the reports regarding Zaira Wasim experience with another customer on board last night. We are carrying out detailed investigation and will support Zaira in every way required. We have zero tolerance for such behaviour," read a post on the Airlines' official Twitter page.