Kamra flying ban: HC pulls up DGCA over other airlines penalising comedian

Kamra has sought action against airlines for taking action in alleged violation of CAR

Kunal Kamra

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said aviation regulator DGCA ought not to have certified action of airlines other than Indigo, which imposed an indefinite flying ban without an inquiry on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for allegedly heckling news anchor Arnab Goswami on a flight.

In his petition, Kamra said he was banned by IndiGo for a six-month period before its internal committee even arrived at a decision while other airlines -- Air India, Spicejet and GoAir -- imposed an indefinite ban on him.

The comedian, represented by senior advocates Vivek Tankha, Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Mohit Mathur, has moved the high court seeking directions to DGCA to direct the airlines to revoke the ban.

First Published: Feb 25 2020 | 5:45 PM IST

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