Pilot supposed to operate Gadkari`s flight, held

A pilot of a private air charter company, who was supposed to operate BJP president Nitin Gadkari`s flight to Mumbai, was arrested on Tuesday for possessing a bullet in his baggage.

Updated: May 24, 2011, 13:53 PM IST

New Delhi: A pilot of a private air charter
company, who was supposed to operate BJP president Nitin
Gadkari`s flight to Mumbai, was arrested on Tuesday for possessing
a bullet in his baggage.

Rafael Jose Hubbard, a Canadian origin pilot of Aero Air
charter company was arrested after a .762 mm bullet was found
in his luggage at the domestic terminal at the airport here, a
CISF official said.

Hubbard was to operate Gadkari`s flight today to Mumbai.

The bullet was detected in his baggage during security
check at general aviation lounge of terminal 1D, he said.

After questioning, the pilot was handed over to Delhi
Police for further action.

PTI