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AI’s ground service agency moves HC

A ground services agency for Air India has moved the Bombay High Court claiming that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security had cancelled the security clearance issued to its 128 employees.
Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2009 01:13 AM IST

A ground services agency for Air India has moved the Bombay High Court claiming that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security had cancelled the security clearance issued to its 128 employees.

Akbar Travels had filed the petition on Monday.

Janak Dwarkadas, counsel for the ground services agency Akbar Travels, said: “We received the fax out of the blue. No notice, no hearing, nothing.”

He complained that the letter, dated March 24, was deliberately faxed on Friday. Dwarkadas added that the security clearance for the employees was extended till March 2, after Air India urged that its services would be affected.

A counsel for the Mumbai International Airports Ltd said that, “there was security threat perception” without elaborating if it applied to Akbar Travels.

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