Two more fake pilots arrested (Lead)May 5th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Two more people have been arrested for obtaining commercial pilots’ licences based on forged marksheets, police said Thursday.
“Capt. Param Prakash, 21, and Capt. Anirban Sannigrahi, 22, were arrested for using forged marksheets to get commercial pilot licences (CPL),” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Chand said.
He said that Prakash, a resident of Palwal in Haryana, was arrested April 28.
“He had paid Rs.50,000 to a contact in Delhi for getting a forged result card of Aviation Metereology paper. He managed to get his CPL May 5, 2009, with the help of this result card,” Chand said.
Sannigrahi, a resident of Kolkata in West Bengal, was arrested Monday.
“He had also paid Rs.50,000 to a contact for clearing the Air Regulation paper. But his application for CPL was kept pending because of suspiscion over his documents,” Chand said.
“Police are trying to apprehend the contacts,” he added.
The fake pilots scam was first unearthed March 7 by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after some pilots were found to have procured Airlines Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and CPL using fake documents.
According to police, 17 people, including three DGCA officials, have been arrested so far for their involvement in the scam.
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