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Immigration grounds Jet Airways founder Naresh, Anita Goyal

PW Bureau

The checked-in baggage, which was in the name of Anita Goyal, was offloaded from the flight, which was scheduled to depart at 3.35 pm

New Delhi: Jet Airways founder Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were denied permission to travel overseas on Saturday by the immigration authority at Mumbai airport, sources said. The duo were supposed to take a -bound Emirates flight EK 507 when the immigration department refused to grant them permission to fly, they added.

Checked-in baggage offloaded

The checked-in baggage, which was in the name of Anita Goyal, was offloaded from the flight, which was scheduled to depart at 3.35 pm. An effort to get a comment from Goyal failed as he remained unavailable.

The backdrop

The news comes a month after Jet Airways officers and staff association president Kiran Pawaskar wrote to Mumbai police commissioner, asking that the passports of Goyal and other directors and senior members of the Jet Airways management be impounded because the airline had failed to pay salaries to employees for several months.

Goyal, along with his wife, had resigned from Jet Airways board in March following the approval of a debt restructuring plan. He had also resigned as the airline chairman.