No FIR Registered Against 4 Airlines, Seeking Legal Opinion: Delhi Police

New Delhi: 

Delhi Police has said it has not registered a First Information Report (FIR) on the complaint made by CM Arvind Kejriwal Government against four airlines for allegedly failing to check the passengers traveling from Maharashtra to the National Capital ( Delhi) a Covid RT-PCR negative report.

Police, in it’s official statement on Sunday stated that they are seeking legal opinion on the matter.

Earlier in the day, the CM Arvind Kejriwal government lodged a complaint with Delhi Police against four airlines — IndiGo, Vistara, SpiceJet, and AirAsia and asked it to file an FIR under Delhi Disaster Management Act (DDMA).

On April 10, the Delhi government, in its new guidelines to curb the transmission of COVID-19 had imposed several restrictions and issued an order making it mandatory for people traveling by air from Maharashtra to the national capital to produce a negative RT-PCR COVID report 72 hours prior to the passenger’s arrival.

The National Capital has been witnessing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases and registered its biggest-ever single-day spike of 25,462 coronavirus infections and 161 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

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