Saturday, June 17, 2017

No need for probe when there is proof: Aviation minister on Reddy’s fly ban

New Delhi/Vijayawada: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday, also from Telugu Desam Party, said that there was no need for a probe into the fly ban on fellow party MP Diwakar Reddy due to CCTV evidence, for his alleged unruly behaviour after he was denied entry on a flight.

"What are you going to probe? The CCTV cameras have it... There are no separate regulations for different classes of people. The safety regulations are the same for all classes including me," Raju told reporters.

"DGCA has issued a safety regulation that people are expected to report 45 minutes before. Notwithstanding anything, he (Reddy) has not done it. It is clear from the CCTV cameras. So that's it," the minister added.

Furthermore, all major domestic airlines have banned Telugu Desam Patry MP Diwakar Reddy from flights citing "unruly behaviour" after he was denied boarding for being late.

However, on Friday night, the MP and a 12-member family contingent flew out to Paris on an Emirates flight, via Dubai, on a personal 10-day trip.

Reddy allegedly created ruckus at Vizag airport yesterday after being denied boarding by IndiGo as he was late.

Earlier on Friday, Raju said he would get the entire incident "enquired into" and would ensure that "lawful outcomes" follow.
17/06/17 PTI/Deccan Chronicle