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Another pilot arrested in fake licences scam

One more pilot has been arrested in the capital for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure a licence from the country`s airline regulator.



New Delhi: One more pilot has been
arrested in the capital for allegedly using forged marksheets
to procure a licence from the country`s airline regulator.

A senior Delhi police official said Avinav Kaushik
from private airline Indigo, has been arrested for using
forged marksheets to procure a licence from the Directorate
General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Delhi Police had last month arrested two pilots for
the same offence while two others were apprehended in Jaipur.

The city police had arrested Parwinder Kaur Gulati of
Indigo and JK Verma of Air India while their Jaipur
counterparts had apprehended Anoop Choudhury and Amit Moondra
of Spice Jet for the similar offence.

In the wake of the fake pilot scare, licenses of 3,000
to 4,000 pilots are being scrutinised by the DGCA.

The fake pilot licence issue assumed a worrying
proportion after Gulati - a commander with IndiGo was found
faking her marksheet to obtain Airline Transport Pilot Licence
(ATPL), which allows a pilot to become the commander of an
aircraft.

Gulati was arrested by police after the DGCA filed a
complaint against her, but was later released on bail.

PTI

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