Another arrest in Raj fake pilot license scam

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 23:39

Jaipur: The Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau
has arrested a person for allegedly obtaining commercial pilot
license in a fraudulent manner.

Rakesh Mehta, a former student of the Rajasthan Flying
School, hails from New Delhi.

He was arrested yesterday at Sanganer locality here.

"Mehta was the student of state flying school in Jaipur,
whose chief flying instructor, MK Chaudhary, and others were
arrested in the fake pilot scam in 2010. Mehta claimed 150
hours of flying but it was fake," Additional SP (ACB) Randhir
Singh, said on Tuesday.

A person is eligible to fly a commercial aircraft only
when he or she secures a Commercial Pilot License (CPL), which
is given out after a person completes 200 hours of flying
during the training.

He was produced before a local ACB court and was released
on a bail yesterday. The commercial pilot license of the
accused was suspended by the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) after the government-run flying school`s name
cropped up in the scam.

So far over a dozen people, including pilots and DGCA
staffers, have been arrested since 2010 on charges of using
forged marksheets, fudging flying hours and related documents
to procure flying licenses from the DGCA.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 23:39

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