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Pilot's distancing plea rejected

Appeal sought modification of order allowing AI to fill middle seats while operating flights to bring back Indians stranded abroad
The top court said it does not want to add to the confusion after having passed an order earlier this week. A bench of Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishkesh Roy said whatever the Centre and Air India have done, let the interim arrangement continue for ten days.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 27.05.20, 07:32 PM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a pilot’s plea seeking modification of its order which allowed Air India to fill the middle seats while operating its non-scheduled flights to bring back Indians stranded abroad up to June 6.

An intervention application was filed by Deven Kanani seeking modification of the May 25 order on the ground that there has been a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases and even if a single flight (international /domestic) operates with full occupancy many other passengers and crew are likely to get infected.

The top court said it does not want to add to the confusion after having passed an order earlier this week. 

A bench of Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A.S. Bopanna and Hrishkesh Roy said whatever the Centre and Air India have done, let the interim arrangement continue for 10 days. 

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