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Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau Arrests 2 ‘Fake’ Pilots

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New Delhi:  Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau nabbed two Spice Jet pilots yesterday night for allegedly using fake flying hours’ certificates to obtain their Commercial Pilot Licences (CPL).

Anuj Chaudhary and Amit Mundra, the two pilots, were working in Delhi. They were produced in a court in Jaipur today and sent to judicial custody.

They obtained their CPL from Rajasthan Flying club of Jaipur, which is already under the scanner in the ‘fake pilot’ scam. Thirteen officials of the club have been booked for forging documents.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had recently suspended the licences of seven such ‘fake pilots’ and two flying school instructors.

One of the pilots, however, claimed innocence saying he passed out from a state government institute.

“They put in wrong entries in the log book…they exaggerated their flying hours to become eligible to get their commercial pilots licence,” said Crime Branch DCP Ashok Chand. He lamented that they were dismissed from Spice Jet two-three days ago.

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