Kingfisher Airlines Employees Threaten To Disrupt Indian Premier League
Frustrated over not getting salary for last 10 months, Kingfisher Airlines employees asked the government to "prosecute promoter Vijay Mallya and threatened to disrupt" Indian Premier League matches," according to the PTI. Kingfisher Airlines Maintenance Association President Santosh Gautam said, "If Gopal Kanda, promoter of MDLR airlines, can be prosecuted for suicide of an employee why can't the government prosecute Vijay Mallya for suicide of the family member of his employees." They also threatened to disrupt IPL matches of the Royal Challenger Bangalore, "the team owned by Mallya." Another employee said, "Last time, when Formula 1 race was being organised here, afraid of our protests, KFA management paid our salary of one month and assured to pay the dues in instalments, but they have failed to keep their promises. This time, we will protest outside the venue wherever RCB team plays their matches" (PTI, 3/20).