Notices have been issued against pilots Swaran Singh Talwar of MDLR, Syed Habib Ali and Bhupinder Singh, who have licences but have not joined any airline. A lookout notice has also been issued against a flying instructor D Asatkar. The pilots had allegedly procured Airlines Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) using fake documents.
“One has to clear three subjects—Aviation Meteorology, Radio Aids and Instruments and Air Navigation—to get ATPL, mandatory for becoming a Commander of a plane. However, these pilots failed in one or the other papers,” a senior police official said.
A senior official of airline regulator DGCA and three others, including a pilot, were arrested on Saturday with Delhi Police claiming that it has smashed a racket involved in forging marksheets to help pilots procure licences.
The Crime Branch has so far arrested six persons, including three pilots, in connection with the case of pilots procuring licences using forged marksheets. PTI