The CVC is looking into alleged irregularities by some flying
schools operational across the country for violating norms.
One more person has been
arrested here for allegedly using forged marksheets to
procure commercial flying licences, taking the total number of
people arrested in the case to 22.
The Delhi Police have arrested a
pilot working with a private airline for procuring a
commercial pilot license by allegedly submitting fake
The files related to some
pilots under scanner for obtaining licences using forged
documents have gone missing from airline regulator DGCA`s
office, police said on Tuesday.
Allaying apprehensions that a
"huge number" of fake pilots were flying planes in the
country, Civil Aviation Ministry on Wednesday said such reports were
"far from the truth".
The fake pilots scam has got bigger with DGCA forwarding three more names to police.
Two DGCA officials have been
arrested here for allegedly helping pilots procure commercial
Two more persons, including a
pilot, were arrested in Ahmedabad by Delhi Police for
allegedly using forged marksheets to procure licence from the
country`s airline regulator DGCA.
No-frills carrier IndiGo on Monday grounded a new pilot in its ranks who has been under scanner
of the criminal investigating agencies and issued a show-cause
notice to him.
The government is "acting
very fast" in taking action against those linked to the fake
pilot licence scam and has set up an independent committee to
audit all 40 flying schools in the country, Civil Aviation
The DGCA is looking into the issue of fake pilot licences, Air India Chairman Arvind Jadhav, said.
The pilots accused of using fake marksheets to procure flying licence might have arranged the documents through a "channel of people" including touts, police sources said.
Day in Pics: 27th November
Showbiz World - November 27, 2014