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Arnab Goswami heckling incident: After IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet suspends Kunal Kamra

While IndiGo suspended Kamra from flying with it for a period of six months, Air India banned him until further notice

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 29.01.20, 1:20 PM
  • Updated 29.01.20, 1:20 PM
  • a min read
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Kunal Kamra allegedly heckled Arnab Goswami, the editor of Republic TV, on IndiGo's Mumbai-Lucknow (6E5317) flight YouTube/ Kunal Kamra

SpiceJet on Wednesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with it after he allegedly heckled journalist Arnab Goswami aboard an IndiGo Mumbai-Lucknow flight.

SpiceJet is the third airline to take action against Kamra. While IndiGo suspended Kamra from flying with it for a period of six months on Tuesday itself, Air India banned him until further notice.

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had taken note of the incident on Tuesday and “advised” other airlines in India to impose similar restrictions on Kamra, stating “offensive behaviour designed to provoke & create disturbance inside an aircraft is absolutely unacceptable & endangers safety of air travellers”.

On Wednesday morning, SpiceJet said on Twitter, “SpiceJet has decided to suspend Mr. Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline till further notice.”

An AirAsia India official told PTI that the airline is waiting for the aviation regulator DGCA to issue a formal notice, and after then it will take action against Kamra.

Kamra allegedly heckled Goswami, the editor of Republic TV, on IndiGo's Mumbai-Lucknow (6E5317) flight on Tuesday.

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