India Federal Police File Case Against Tony Fernandes over Flying Licence

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India’s Central Bureau of Investigation conducting searches at AirAsia’s offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

It has been reported that India’s federal police force has filed a case against AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes in connection with the granting of a flying licence in the country.


Malaysia low-cost carrier AirAsia started domestic flight operations in India in 2014, along with local joint venture partner Tata Sons.

A Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman said it was carrying out searches at AirAsia’s offices in Delhi and Mumbai, without elaborating.

It was recently reported that Fernandes is also under investigation here in a dispute with the Malaysian Aviation Committee over the cancellation of 120 flights during the general election period in May.