Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SC tells Swamy to include India-UAE air service pact in Jet-Etihad plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to file an amended plea, seeking to quash an alliance between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, by also challenging the bilateral agreement between India and the UAE on increasing the number of flights.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was informed by Additional Solicitor General P S Narsimha, representing the Centre, that Swamy was to specifically challenge the agreement between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on increasing the number of flights between India and the UAE.

Swamy told the bench, which also comprised Justices P C Pant and D Y Chandrachud, that he has already filed an amended plea in the matter.

"You (Swamy) have to file an application for amendment which has to be first allowed by this court," the bench said, adding, "you have to file an amended application specifically challenging it."

Swamy then sought four weeks time to file an amended plea which was allowed by the court.
29/08/17 PTI/Business STandard