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Plea to ground SpiceJet flights rejected by Delhi High Court

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In view of the recent mishaps encountered by the Spice jet flights, a public interest litigation was filed in the Delhi High Court to ground all the Spice Jet flights, which was rejected on Monday.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad said it was not for the Court to decide on running of an airlines or pass directions on which plane should take off and which should not.

“This is not our domain. We have to pass orders within the legal framework,” noted the bench.

The cash-stripped airlines has been in news lately after a series of mishaps took place in its flights.

One flight from Delhi to Dubai had to land in Karachi because of a technical fault, another plane which was going to Patna caught fire, yet another developed a crack in the windshield. In yet another incident, a bird hit the plane.

For SpiceJet flights to be stopped as they are kind of potential accident threat, a petition was filed in Delhi court by a lawyer Rahul Bhardwaj and his son Yugan Bharadwaj.

It was submitted that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) till this time has not taken any action against the airline despite several incidents and narrow escapes.

The petition claims this amounting to violation of right to life under Article 21 of the passengers

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