Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Will Diwakar Travels allow unruly passengers?' HC refuses relief to TDP MP on flying ban

The Hyderabad High Court refused to grant relief to TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy, on the issue of the flying ban issued against him by private airlines, after he created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam Airport last month.

Reddy was caught on camera damaging a printer and pushing a senior official from Indigo airlines, after he arrived late for his flight, and was denied a boarding pass.

Reddy, in his petition, argued that imposing a ban on him without conducting an inquiry, was "unlawful and contrary to the rights accorded by the Constitution."

However, while dealing with his petition, the High Court reportedly asked him if he would allow unruly elements to travel in buses operated by Diwakar Travels.

Diwakar Travels is owned by the family of Diwakar Reddy.

“The petitioner also runs a travel agency. Will this agency allow passengers who violate safety rules to travel in his buses?” the judge was quoted as saying.
18/07/17 Tne News Minute