AGM of Sanganer airport arrested

Manoj Jain, posted as an Assistant General Manager at the ATC, was arrested for issuing certificates showing fake flying hours to students of Rajasthan State Flying School, IG (ACB).

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 13:28 PM IST

Jaipur: A senior Air Traffic Control
official at the Sanganer airport and two others were arrested
by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly issuing fake
certificates to aspiring pilots.

Manoj Jain, posted as an Assistant General Manager at
the ATC, was arrested last night for issuing certificates
showing fake flying hours to students of Rajasthan State
Flying School, IG (ACB) Umesh Mishra said here today

"On the basis of the forged documents and records
prepared by Jain, several trainees of the school managed to
get DGCA licences," Mishra said.

"Jain verified and issued forged certificates in dates
when no such flying took place. The certificates he issued did
not match with the original entries in the record of the ATC,"
he said.

Jain, along with the school`s former chief flying
instructor Mahendra Kumar, used to show fake flying hours in
the log book of the students.

The ACB has already arrested Kumar on a complaint
filed by a former trainee of the school who had accused him of
taking lakhs of rupees and issuing fake flying certificate.

It was also disclosed during the probe that a
Gurgaon-based trainee, identified as Rahul Yadav, managed to
get commercial pilot licence from DGCA on such certificates,
the IG said.

Yadav was also arrested by the ACB and the Bureau has
recommended the DGCA to cancel his licence, Mishra said.

PTI