Banned from flying, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy moves Hyderabad High Court

Telugu Desam Party MP J C Diwakar Reddy moved the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad seeking to declare the flying ban against him illegal. Earlier in June, domestic airlines imposed a flying ban on Reddy after he created a ruckus at the Vizag airport for being barred from boarding an Indigo flight.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2017 12:15 pm
TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, TDP MP flying ban, Diwakar Reddy flying ban, No fly list Earlier in June, domestic airlines imposed a flying ban on Diwakar Reddy after he created a ruckus at the Vizag airport for being barred from boarding an Indigo flight (Source: parliamentofindia.nic.in)

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP J C Diwakar Reddy on Tuesday moved the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad seeking to declare the flying ban against him illegal, reported news agency ANI. Earlier in June, domestic airlines imposed a flying ban on Reddy after he created a ruckus at the Vizag airport for being barred from boarding an Indigo flight. He had arrived 28 minutes prior to departure — in compliance with DGCA norms, the airline counter had closed check-in 45 minutes prior to departure. During his tantrum, Reddy allegedly pushed an airline staffer and knocked a ticket printer over that fell down and got damaged.

After Indigo, airline companies Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet were quick to follow suit in banning the MP, who represents Anantapur constituency in the Lok Sabha. Also read: After airport ruckus, Diwakar Reddy flies to Paris as govt orders probe. Click here. 

“Any untoward conduct which compromises the safety and security of our passengers and staff is a serious concern to us. Safety and security of passengers, crew and the aircraft is the top priority and it cannot be compromised,” Indigo had commented on the incident. Reddy repeatedly denied assaulting the airline staff, and had refused to apologise.

The national no-fly list, which is being finalised by the aviation ministry, is expected to come into effect early next month to rein in unruly passengers. A draft of the proposal, under which disruptive flyers can face a flying ban from anywhere between three months to indefinitely, was earlier this year floated for the perusal of the public. Also read: Airline solidarity, spine on full display in Diwakar Reddy case. Click here.

Diwakar is the second MP to behave in an unruly manner this year; Shiv Sena’s Ravindra Gaikwad was banned by carriers after he assaulted an Air India staffer in March this year.

(With inputs from agencies)

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    vihari naidu
    Jul 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Lol, now the court will go into the details of attack on airport staff by the so called Honorable MP and take cognizance of the attack. Hope they watch the cctv footage and punish the criminal/s.
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    C N Raghuraman Raghuraman
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    The ban is based on unruly behavior. Reddy is non repentant about his behavior. The ban should not be lifted. What is applicable to normal citizen is applicable to MPs.
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    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    Mukund
    Jul 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm
    What difference does it make for airlines. He shpou ld be banned for life because the life of others is at risk. IF the airlines compromises then that airlines should be not entertained by people. But our politicians are a dredful lot. See the cazse of gaekwad. He attempted to kill the staff. Why police (most corrupt) is not taking any action, whereas common people like us would have been crucified by now. Po ice is corrupt, and the politicians are all corrupt, that includes all central Ministers too. Even the PM does not have spine to challenge such peoples despitee his saying that what PM will do.
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