Indian Airlines CEO says he’s considering leaving India
Posted On July 23, 2021
India Airlines CEO Rajesh Gupta has been asked about plans to leave the country by the country’s aviation regulator, which is currently investigating allegations of bribery in his company.
Speaking to reporters outside the company’s headquarters in Mumbai on Tuesday, Gupta said he had not been approached about leaving India.
“I haven’t been approached to leave India,” Gupta said.
Gupta has repeatedly said that he has no plans to resign, and has defended his record at the airline, which has been dogged by allegations of corruption.
In a statement to the Financial Times, the Indian Airline said it was aware of Gupta’s comments and would take appropriate action.
Gupta told the Times he was not in the process of deciding whether to resign.
He was also asked about an incident last year in which a former employee allegedly abused him, according to the newspaper.
Gupta said the employee, who was still employed at the time, “has been disciplined” and that he would be making a statement in due course.
He said he did not believe he was under investigation.
Earlier this year, Gupta left the company for the United Arab Emirates, after reportedly being asked to leave by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.