HC order sought against Centre's approval to AirAsia operations

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Oct 5 2013, 14:55pm hrs
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking an order restraining the Centre from granting any approval to AirAsia for its operations in India.

Appearing before a bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru, he mentioned that his application for stay should be listed next week as his PIL seeking quashing of permission given to AirAsia for its operations is to come up for hearing on October 30. Allowing his plea, the bench said, ...it will automatically be listed on coming Wednesday which is a PIL day.

Swamy in his plea said, Pass an order of ex-parte ad interim stay restraining respondents...(Centre) from taking any action or decision or granting any further or other approvals/permission/NOC/permits etc contrary to the applicable FDI policy read with DGCA guidelines... or from granting any approval for foreign investment by a foreign airlines in a greenfield airline project.

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana had issued notices to the Centre, FIPB and commerce and civil aviation ministries on September 18 and sought their responses by October 30.