No proper management and lives are at risk,spicejet shall stop services PIL filed at Delhi HC


Panasam Akshara | Delhi HC | July 18, 2022

Case-Rahul Bhardwaj v. Union of India & Ors.

Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL raising safety concerns and seeking to stop flying services of Spice Jet Limited due to recent flight incidents in two months.A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad says,they couldn't stop an airline in the country based on some events.Adovocate Rahul Bhardwaj moved to high court,the plea referred seven incidents, in May,June and July where the airlines witnessed mishaps.Petitioner submitted that there is no proper management in airlines and lives of passengers are at risk.He also mentioned the lack of payment of salary to employees.Court viewed that Aircraft Act provides general conditions of flying, safety, registration and marking of aircrafts and DGCA is the authority to look out of these incidents.Bench also referred a case Yugansh Mittal v. Union of India which stated Court cannot interfere in these matters.Plea was seeking for special fast track commission to take the decision of stopping Spice Jet operations.Plea stated that the respondent have failed to protect precious life and liberty as well as dignity of citizens and failure to give protective environment to passengers.Plea claimed that every citizen has right to lead a journey with dignity,honor and reputation.Any procedural and substantial law which deprive citizens healthy environment is in violation of Article 21 of Constitution of India.The plea also sought directions on the respondents to compensate the fair charges to passengers who faced threat during journey.The Court finally says,it cannot interfere in the matter and dismissed the PIL.


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