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HC defers hearing on PIL against Jet Airways chief

india Updated: Jun 21, 2006 16:18 IST

Bombay High Court on Wednesday deferred till June 27, the hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking court's nod to CBI to probe the alleged links of Jet Airways owner Naresh Goyal with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

The court deferred the hearing as the petitioner sought time to amend his plea.

On Monday, the court had issued notices to the Central Government, the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file replies within four weeks, in response to a PIL filed by Dr Furkan, a journalist from Delhi.

Chief Justice Kshitij Vyas and Justice Abhay Oka had issued notices following the petitioner's allegations that the Jet Airways Chairman had links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his gang. The petitioner also submitted that this could be a threat to the lives of airline passengers and prayed for a CBI probe into it.