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Flying ban on Sena MP: Air India cancels Gaikwad's another ticket

PTI
Published : Mar 28, 2017, 4:23 pm IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2017, 7:55 pm IST

The MP had purchased an open ticket prior to the ban, which his staff had booked for Wednesday morning to travel to Delhi from Mumbai.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. (Photo: Facebook/Ravindra Gaikwad)
 Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. (Photo: Facebook/Ravindra Gaikwad)

New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has booked another ticket with Air India but it was cancelled on Tuesday by the airline, days after all domestic carriers banned him from flying for assaulting a staff of the national carrier.

Sources said that the MP had purchased an open ticket prior to the ban, which his staff had booked for Wednesday morning to travel to Delhi from Mumbai.

The ticket "has been cancelled", an Air India (AI) statement said.

The Shiv Sena MP, who is at the centre of a raging storm for assaulting an elderly Air India employee last Thursday , was earlier barred from flying by all major domestic airlines in an unprecedented step in Indian aviation history.

A day after the incident, the national carrier had cancelled a return ticket of the MP while IndiGo too had followed suit, forcing him to take a train to Maharashtra.

The MP from Maharashtra's Osmanabad, however, has continued to brazen it out and remained unapologetic about his conduct.

An FIR has been registered against him on the basis of the complaint lodged by Air India for repeatedly hitting 62-year-old Duty Manager R Sukumar with sandals on a Pune-Delhi flight after it landed. The MP was angry at not being given a business class seat though he had boarded an all-economy flight.

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