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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad flies again; picks Air India

On April 8, private airlines had lifted the nearly two week-long flying ban on Gaikwad

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ravindra Gaikwad
Ravindra Gaikwad

Barely a month after being grounded for assaulting an staffer, MP on Thursday took to the skies again.

His airline of choice was Air India, as he took a flight from Hyderabad to Delhi shortly after 4 pm, an aide of Gaikwad said.

"Ravi Sir (as Gaikwad, a former teacher, is known in his Osmanabad constituency) travelled business class from Hyderabad to Delhi today, days after the flying ban was lifted," the aide said.

On April 8, private had lifted the nearly two week-long flying ban on Gaikwad.

The decision of the Federation of Indian (FIA) had come a day after the carrier, following direction from the Civil Aviation Ministry, revoked the ban on Gaikwad.

The flying restriction on the Lok Sabha member had been lifted after he gave an undertaking that such incidents would not reoccur.

Meanwhile, Gaikwad had a heated argument with cops over 'non-functioning' of ATMs at Latur in Marathwada region on Tuesday, police said.

First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 23:05 IST