DGCA withdraws complaint against pilots over 'obscene' remarks

The complaint was withdrawn after the airlines and the pilots expressed regret over the issue, a DGCA official said.

Published: 08th June 2017 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2017 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

The IndiGo and SpiceJet aircraft which came face-to-face at New Delhi’s IGI airport


MUMBAI:  The row between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and pilots of various airlines over "obscene" remarks against a senior DGCA official ended today with the aviation regulator withdrawing a police complaint.

The complaint was withdrawn after the airlines and the pilots expressed regret over the issue, a DGCA official said.

The DGCA had, on June 6, filed a police complaint against 34 pilots of Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for allegedly posting "obscene" messages on a WhatsApp group against one of its senior officials.

Delhi police had questioned 13 pilots based on the complaint. "Airlines have also been informed to put in place SOPs (standard operating procedures) on the issue and sensitise their personnel," the DGCA official said. Parents of some of the pilots involved in the matter also met the DGCA authorities and urged for resolution of the dispute so that their careers may not get affected, he said. "In view of all above, DGCA has withdrawn the complaint," the official said.

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