NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Friday refused to entertain stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra’s plea challenging the flying ban imposed on him by Indigo, Vistara and other airlines for allegedly heckling a journalist on board a flight. Disapproving of Kamra’s behavior, Justice Naveen Chawla said it “cannot be permitted on an airline”.
Declining his plea for an interim order permitting him to fly on any of the airlines, the court said it will not entertain the matter as multiple causes of action had been raised in the plea. Noting that the court had made up its mind not to entertain the petition, Kamra’s lawyers then sought permission to withdraw the plea and approach the appellate authority against the three-month flying ban by Indigo’s internal panel.
The court said if there was a delay by the appellate authority in addressing their plea for an interim relief, Kamra can move the high court.
Kamra, in his plea, had challenged the February 27 decision of Indigo’s internal committee which had reduced to three months his earlier six-month flying ban . He had also challenged the earlier indefinite ban by the other airlines – Air India, GoAir and Spicejet. tnn