Fake pilot probe: Two more arrested for forging documents

April 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Ahmedabad, Apr 5 (ANI): Two more persons, including a pilot, were arrested here today by Delhi Police in connection with the fake flying license scam.

With this, five pilots have been arrested by Delhi Police while two others have been apprehended by Rajasthan Police in Jaipur for using forged marksheets to procure a licence from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

On Monday, Abhinav Kaushik from private airline Indigo was arrested in connection with the scam.

The first to be apprehended was suspended IndiGo pilot Parminder Kaur Gulati on March 8 and JK Verma of Air India on March 12.

Two pilots of SpiceJet - Anoop Choudhary and Amit Moondra - have also allegedly obtained Commercial Pilot Licence on the basis of forged flying certificates.

Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi had earlier said that the government would take strict action against fake flying schools enabling pilots to obtain licences without proper training and documents.

Ravi said: “The Ministry has issued go ahead orders to the concerned agencies in order to build a strong case against the alleged fake schools without any leniency.”

“There are about 40 flying schools. Now there is an audit of these schools… Blanket order has been given to go ahead into the complaints. There is no leniency to anybody,” he added. (ANI)

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