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Case Against SpiceJet Chief, 7 Directors For Cheating; Airline Denies Charges

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR against SpiceJet Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Ajay Singh and seven other directors of the airline in a cheating case, officials said on Tuesday.

The FIR was registered at the Greater Kailash police station following court's directions, they said.

In his complaint, a south Delhi-based private consultant, Puneet Dewan, alleged that the company used his service but did not pay his fees, a senior police officer said.

The officer said the FIR was filed after Mr Dewan approached a Delhi court. Legal action will be taken after a thorough investigation.

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A SpiceJet spokesperson, however, denied the allegations as "false, fraudulent, baseless and concocted".

"The complainant has defrauded the company and is now filing frivolous complaints to extract money. He has deliberately concealed facts before the court. The company/directors will take strict action against him under the law," the spokesperson said.

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Earlier, SpiceJet's CEO Ajay Singh had said that India is one of the "few bright stars" and is best positioned to become a counter-balance to China, industry leader and airline major.

Singh, who was in this Swiss resort town to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting being attended by the who's who from more than 100 countries, also asserted that India has a unique advantage of having a consensus on economic policies and would continue on its strong growth path irrespective of which government is in power.

(With inputs from PTI)