The Civil Aviation Authority has asked the High court to dismiss with costs a case filed by former FDC presidential candidate Kiiza Besigye saying it was not aware that he had been grabbed off the plane.
In its response to a case filed by Dr. Besigye accusing CAA of violating his rights to free movement and association with his family members and friends, CAA claims it only learnt from the press that Besigye had been dragged from the last step of the staircase of a plane and driven to a unknown destination.
CAA further denies that its employees can drag a passenger off the plane but contends that there are several security operatives at the Airport who put on reflector jackets labelled as CAA and that they could have been the ones who grabbed Besigye.
Therefore CAA contends that Besigye could have sued the Attorney General who is responsible for the acts of the national security operatives.
Besigye last month sued CAA demanding compensation for his violated rights saying he was grabbed from the plane belonging to Kenyan Airways as he landed to Entebbe Airport in October last year.
He says he was never given a chance to go through immigration procedures before being driven through remote routes to his home in kasangati despite his waiting family, friends and supporters.