Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Delhi HC To Hear Kunal Kamra's Plea Challenging Fly Ban On Feb 27

Delhi High Court on Tuesday slated for February 27 hearing in a petition filed by stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, challenging his suspension from flying with the Indigo Airlines for a period of six months.

Justice Navin Chawla asked the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to clarify its stand in the cases where airlines have allegedly flouted the Civil Aviation Rules (CAR).

The court, while hearing the matter, asked DGCA that once Kamra had made a complaint, could they refuse to look into it.

DGCA told the court that Kamra's petition is not maintainable and it was merely a regulator and not an adjudicator. The court also questioned DGCA for its tweets "endorsing" the ban imposed on Kamra by airlines.

Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha, who is representing Kamra, said that the ban imposed on his client was in violation of the Civil Aviation Rules.

Apart from existing parties in the case -- DGCA and IndiGo, Delhi High Court also impleaded Air India, SpiceJet and GoAir as parties in Kamra's plea.

DGCA counsel sought time to seek instructions and thereafter, the court adjourned the matter for Thursday.
25/02/20 ANI/Outlook
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