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Court orders probe into complaint against Air India MD, others

A magistrate's court has ordered probe into a private complaint filed by former employee of Air India against its MD V Tulsidas and ten others.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2007 15:15 IST

A magistrate's court has ordered probe into a private complaint filed by former employee of Air India against its Managing Director V Tulsidas and ten others.

Anupam Pandya, a maintenance engineer, had filed a complaint with the Andheri Metropolitan Court last month, alleging that he was removed from the service wrongfully.

He has impleaded Tulsidas in the complaint for allegedly not following proper procedure before terminating his services.

According to Pandya, his seniors started harrassing him after he took exception to non-lincensed staff being made to work on Boeing 747 on which the then civil aviation minister Shahnawaz Hussain was going to travel.

This incident took place in June 2002. Pandya's case was that he as well as other maintenance staff did not possess the license issued by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which was needed for servicing the plane. However, he alleges, his seniors instead chargesheeted him for refusing to work.

An inquiry committee was set up against him and he states that one P A Pawar manhandled him during the proceedings, at the instigation of B R Warude, Manager, Administration. Following the inquiry, a show cause notice was served to him, and his salary was stopped.

He claims that he appraoched the MD, V Tulsidas, pleading for giving him a hearing to no avail.

Following his complaint charging Tulsidas and nine others -- all his seniors or co-workers -- for criminal conspiracy and fabricating evidence metropolitan magistrate last week ordered senior police inspector of Airport Police Station to probe the complaint and file a report.