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Kerala HC dismisses plea for CBI probe into Air India Express crash

Mishap had taken 19 lives in August; Activist-lawyer Yeshwanth Shenoy had also sought closure of Kozhikode airport

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Mangled remains of an Air India Express flight, en route from Dubai, after it skidded off the runway while landing at Karippur in Kozhikode

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Kerala High Court has dismissed a writ petition seeking a judicial probe and a Central Bureau of India investigation into the Air India Express crash which killed 19 passengers in August.

Activist-lawyer Yeshwanth Shenoy had moved the high court demanding setting up of a court of inquiry to probe the incident. Shenoy had also sought a CBI investigation and closure of all operations at Kozhikode airport in view of safety issues.

The bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly however refused to a parallel investigation into the matter.

"When there is a procedure prescribed under

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First Published: Nov 16 2020 | 5:15 PM IST

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