Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad now allowed travelling on Air India airline

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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

New Delhi : Air India on Friday lifted its ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, whose flight bookings had been cancelled repeatedly after he assaulted an officer of the national carrier last month.

Official sources told IANS that the ban was lifted after the Civil Aviation Ministry wrote to the airline, a day after Gaikwad expressed "regrets" over the March 23 incident.

The sources said the Ministry took the decision after the MP assured that such incidents won't be repeated.

Earlier on Friday, there was report claiming that Gaikwad's ticket has been cancelled once again.

Airlines sources said that Gaikwad had booked tickets for travelling between Delhi and Mumbai on April 17 and a return trip on April 24, both of which have been cancelled.

The development came a day after he wrote a letter to Aviation Minister A. Gajapathi Raju expressing 'regrets' over the March 23 fracas on Pune-Delhi flight AI 852.

(with inputs from IANS)