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Ex-Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal, wife denied permission to travel abroad

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

founder and his wife Anita were denied permission to travel abroad Saturday by the immigration authority at Mumbai airport, an said.

The couple was on board flight EK 507 to via

An airport said the aircraft was called back to the parking bay at the time of taxiing.

"and wife travelling to on EK 507 were restricted from leaving the country," the said.

A source at said the couple was travelling with four big-sized suitcases.

"The checked-in baggage (suitcases) was in the name of The baggage was also offloaded, which delayed the flight by more than an hour," the source added.

The flight was scheduled to depart at 3.35 pm. After deplaning the couple, it took off after 5 pm.

Goyal could not be reached for comments. Response to a query sent to Emirates was also awaited.

The specific reason for stopping the Goyal couple from taking the flight could not be immediately ascertained.

According to sources, Naresh Goyal was travelling for a meeting with executives of carrier Etihad and the on revival plan for the now defunct

The stopped flying from April 17 due to an acute liquidity crisis.

Earlier this week, had said it was evaluating the opportunity to invest in Jet Airways.

In April, Jet Airways had written to the demanding that passports of Goyal and other directors of the be impounded as staff had not been paid salaries for several months.

Naresh Goyal and had resigned from the board of Jet Airways, which he founded 26 years ago, in March following a debt restructuring plan. He had also resigned as the airline's

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 21:20 IST