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KFA dragged to court as cheques worth Rs 10 cr bounces

A case has been filed against the airline in Nampally criminal courts in Hyderabad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which manages Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here, has filed a petition in a local court against Airlines for dishonouring cheques.

A case has been filed against Vijay Mallya-owned Airlines in Nampally criminal courts in Hyderabad for dishonouring cheques worth Rs 10.3 crore, sources said.

When contacted a senior official of GHIAL refused to comment saying the matter is "subjudice".

spokesperson also refused to comment on the issue.

"Four cheques for Rs 10.3 crore which were issued towards airport charges (parking, landing and navigation) bounced. As the mandatory time for filing is getting closer, a case has been filed," sources told PTI.

Earlier in June, Mumbai International Airport, run by GVK Group, had filed a case against Kingfisher in a Mumbai criminal court.

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) run by GMR group had filed a similar case dishonoured cheque of Rs 3 crore.

Kingfisher Airlines' loss widened to Rs 651 crore for the quarter ended June 30 2012 from Rs 264 crore a year ago.

First Published: Mon, August 27 2012. 20:37 IST