Rahul chopper issue: DGCA orders probe

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Rahul chopper issue: DGCA orders probe
Lucknow, Dec 9: Days after the chopper controversy, DGCA has ordered probe into the alleged landing of Rahul Gandhi's chopper at zero visibility at Sitapur distict of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Dec 7.

According to media report, the statement of the two pilots of the helicopter and the district magistrate of Sitapur will be recorded in a matter of days.

On Tuesday, Dec 8, Rahul had denied landing at zero vsibilty and snubbed his party member Rita Bahuguna Joshi for making such irresponsible statement.

Contradicting Rahul's claim, Sitapur district magistrate Sanjay Kumar said that the chopper landed after sunset in poor visibility.

In an attempt to put Rahul in a good light, Bahugunu had said on Monday, Dec 7, that Rahul forced his helicopter to land in zero visibility at Sitapur to meet his commitment to the people of UP.

The controversy had also put Rahul in the bad book of UP government who were earlier against his two-day state visit.

"The state government has made it clear to the Centre that if Mr Rahul Gandhi continued to bypass and violate laid down security rules, then the Centre must not hold the state responsible in case there was any mishap," state's Additional Cabinet Secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey said.

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