Days after IndiGo blacklisted stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for a six-month period for allegedly heckling Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on a flight, the Kamra has sent a legal notice to the airline demanding an unconditional apology, revocation of the ban and ₹25 lakh compensation.
In a legal notice sent to the airline on Friday (January 31), Kamra’s lawyer asked the airline to “pay compensation towards my client in sum of ₹25 lakh on account of the mental pain and agony suffered by my client as well as losses incurred on account of cancellation of his scheduled shows and programmes in India as well as abroad on account of adoption of a totally illegal, arbitrary and high-handed procedure which is against the extant Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) regulations”. IndiGo has not responded yet.
Kamra was banned by India’s largest airline for six months on Tuesday for allegedly harassing Goswami on the Mumbai-Lucknow flight. SpiceJet, GoAir and Air India also imposed a similar ban on Kamra without specifying any period.
(With inputs from agencies)