Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Mangalore air crash: HC stays proceedings against Air India

Bangalore: The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday stayed the proceedings against Air India and its chief operating officer in a private complaint holding them responsible for the air crash at Mangalore airport on May 22, 2010.
812 Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, had filed a private complaint before the trial court after the investigation into the accident was closed.
The trial court took cognisance of the complaint stating that there was no action on the matter even after four months of complaint and considered it as a ‘deemed sanction’ by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for prosecution.
Counsel for the petitioners Gurudas Kannur, in his submission said that the respondent, (812 Foundation) filed a private complaint on March 6, 2012 after the entire matter and the investigation was closed.
03/07/13 DHNS/