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Apr 20, 2011 at 10:22am IST

Eighth arrest made in fake pilot scam

New Delhi: Another pilot was arrested for using forged documents to acquire a flying on Wednesday.

Captain Swaran Singh Talwar was arrested in Delhi. He allegedly forged his marksheets to acquire the airline transport pilot license. Talwar was employed with MDLR airlines.

Police had earlier issued a lookout notice for him and two other absconding pilots.

Staying with that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has stepped in aggressively to check the menace.

One of its top officials, the director of air safety RS Passi was removed from his post on Tuesday. This followed after a written complaint from SpiceJet that said it employed Passi's daughter under pressure.

Passi is the first top official to be removed from his post after the fake pilot racket came to light.

He had allegedly prevailed on SpiceJet to employ his daughter Garima as a pilot though she failed her cadet programme.

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