Pilots land in trouble over WhatsApp chats as DGCA lodges police complaint
A complaint was filed allegedly over usage of objectionable and obscene language against family members of DGCA officials on a ‘WhatsApp’ group .india Updated: Jun 06, 2017 18:41 IST
Allegations over the use of “abusive language and obscene remarks” against family members of officials working in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on a ‘WhatsApp’ group landed 10 commercial pilots employed with leading domestic airlines in trouble on Tuesday.
According to Delhi Police, the civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) filed a complaint against 34 pilots, of whom 10 were summoned for questioning.
“We have received a complaint by DGCA and are examining the matter. No arrest has been made yet,” additional deputy commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said, adding that the questioning took place on Tuesday afternoon.
The DGCA is said to have submitted a “screen shot” of the usage of objectionable, obscene language to the officers at Lodhi Road police station.
“The text used in the message was highly objectionable, unpardonable and obscene language was used against family members of DGCA officials,” a senior DGCA official said.
First Published: Jun 06, 2017 18:40 IST