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Two more fake pilots have been arrested by the crime branch of Delhi Police on Thursday in the license scam. Both of them were accused of producing forged mark sheets to obtain the flying licenses.
DCP Ashok Chand said that the Delhi Police has arrested 16 persons so far including 10 pilots, 3 Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials, 2 forgers and a tout.
The two people have been identified as Captain Param Prakash, 21 from Palwal in Haryana and Captain Anirban Sannigrahi, 22 from Kolkata.
Param Prakash joined the Kanpur Flying Club in 2006 and completed his flying hours. He later took the DGCA examination for Airline Transport Pilot license but he failed to clear the aviation meteorology paper. He paid Rs 50,000 in return, after which he was granted a license by the DGCA on May 5, 2009.
Anirban Sannigrahi joined a Kolkata flying school in May 2007 and then went to Texas to join another flying club from where received the Commercial Pilot License. He returned to India and took the DGCA examination in 2008 which he could not clear. He paid Rs 50,000 to a middleman in Delhi who provided him fake documents.