New Delhi: One more pilot has been arrested
here for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure
commercial flying licences and acting as a middleman, taking
the total number of people arrested in such cases to 23.
The arrested person has been identified as Dipak Daulat
Asatkar (25), who was absconding for the past six months,
Ashok Chand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said. He
was apprehended from Mumbai yesterday.
He allegedly obtained commercial flying licence by using
forged marksheets and also later acted as a middleman between
agents and pilots who wanted to acquire a licence using the
With this, Delhi Police has arrested 21 persons in the
case -- 13 pilots, three DGCA officials and five middlemen.
Jaipur Police has arrested two fake pilots since March seven
after the fake pilot scam was unearthed by the DGCA.
The previous arrest by Delhi Police was made on Aug 10
when they apprehended a pilot Gaurav Jain. Four pilots are
Asatkar came in contact with Capt Pradeep Tyagi, who was
arrested earlier through one of his friends. Tyagi through his
contacts in DGCA allegedly helped him in getting his Indian
CPL immediately in February 2009.
Till date, the Crime Branch has smashed four modules.