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Fake pilot scam: 1 more arrested by Delhi Police

delhi Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:20 IST
HT Correspondent

Crime Branch of Delhi Police have arrested another pilot on Wednesday in connection with fake pilot scam.

Police said the arrested pilot, identified as Dipak Daulat Asatkar (25), had procured commercial flying license using forged documents.

With this, Delhi Police have arrested 21 persons in the case — 13 pilots, three DGCA officials and five middlemen.

Jaipur police have arrested two fake pilots since March 7 after the fake pilot scam was unearthed by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Asatkar (25), who was absconding for the past six months, allegedly obtained commercial flying license by using forged marksheets and also later acted as a middleman between agents and pilots who wanted to forge.

Asatkar came in contact with one Capt. Pradeep Tyagi, who was arrested earlier through one of his friends. Tyagi through his contacts in DGCA allegedly helped him in getting his Indian Commercial Pilot License (CPL) in February 2009. Till date, the Crime Branch has smashed four modules.

In the first module relating to the grant of Airlines Transport Pilot License (ALTP), the kingpin was Tyagi. Rest of the modules was related to the grant of CPL.