Friday, October 27, 2017

Jet-Etihad deal: SC to hear Swamy's plea after 8 weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear after eight weeks BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking quashing of the deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways.

Swamy has recently amended his plea to challenge the bilateral agreement between India and the UAE also on increasing the number of flights.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the BJP leader that a Parliamentary committee shared his view on the bilateral agreement between India and the UAE on increasing the number of flights.

"We will list it for hearing after eight weeks," it said.

Earlier, the court had asked Swamy to file an amended plea, seeking to quash the alliance between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, by also challenging the bilateral air services agreement between India and the UAE.

The court had in March last year asked Swamy to implead other airlines as parties to the list as they may also get affected if the court decided either in favour or against the Jet-Etihad deal.
27/10/17 PTI/Business Standard

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