Civil Aviation Ministry has received the files relating to Singh's security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, official sources said.
 
Security agencies had conducted a background check of Singh, as part of standard protocol of verifying antecedents of a potential investor, sources of funds and whether the promoter has any links with any unlawful activities or criminal gangs, they informed.

"Background checks are standard drill which we have to carry on if any investor infuses funds into any Indian company. If nothing adverse comes out, we give them security clearance," a Home Ministry official had explained after receiving the request from the Civil Aviation Ministry in this regard.

Singh became the new owner of SpiceJet after the erstwhile promoter Marans family exit the airline by transferring their entire holding to the new promoter Ajay Singh, as part of the
airline's revival plan.

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