Ahmedabad: The pilot and tout arrested here
on charges of fudging documents to get license, had been
expelled from a local flying club for `incompetency` some
years ago, the club`s general manager said.
Hiren Nagar (27) and Eknath Patil were arrested yesterday
in Ahmedabad by a Delhi Police Crime Branch team.
"Nagar registered with us in 2005, but was very poor in
grasping lessons in flying. Due to bad performance we had to
withdraw him only after eight hours of flying (in the same
year)," Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd (AAAL) General
Manager Lt Col V K Nagar said.
"We told Nagar that becoming a pilot was not a suitable
career for you," he said adding that Nagar then left and
joined a flying club in Ujjain.
"He had cleared only one paper out of the five in the
flying examination conducted by Director General Civil
Aviation (DGCA), but managed to obtain a fake mark-sheet,"
After repeated failures to procure flying license,
Hiren came in contact with Eknath Patil (46), who also had a
stint at AAAL , and managed to obtain a fake mark-sheet.
"Patil, who was previously working as senior flight
supervisor, had joined our club in 2000. His services were
terminated in 2002, after the students complained about his
non-performance to us," Nagar said.