New Delhi: The Delhi Police is investigating
15 cases in which forged marksheets were used to procure
commercial and transport flying licences, the government on Wednesday
"Nine cases of Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and six
cases of Airlines Transport Pilot Licence (ALTP) were found to
be procured by submitting fake marksheets. In all the 15
cases, the licences were suspended and cases were handed over
to Delhi Police authorities and are under investigation,"
Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi told Lok Sabha in a
The Delhi Police arrested 11 pilots, five middlemen and
three DGCA officials for their involvement in the
irregularity, he said, adding that the DGCA officials were
He was replying to a question on the action taken against
erring pilots, institutes and officials in such cases.
After the incident of nose landing of a Indigo airlines`
Airbus 320 on January 11, the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation scrutinised the examination history of the pilots and
detected fake marksheet of the examination conducted by DGCA.
"DGCA conducted a drive to check the examination history
of 1,704 candidates who were holding ATPL and 6,331 candidates
who had got CPL," he said.
Fifteen cases of pilots obtaining licence on the basis of
forged flying records were also detected by anti-corruption
bureau of Rajasthan, Ravi said.
The 15 pilots were arrested and their licences have been
suspended, he said.