The crime branch of Delhi police issued the lookout notice against Swaran Singh Talwar of MDLR, Syed Habib Ali and Bhupinder Singh. Despite the fake licences, the three accused pilots did not join any airlines, sources informed. The pilots had allegedly procured Airlines Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) using fake documents.
A senior official, earlier informing about the rules of aviation, stated, "One has to clear three subjects – Aviation Meteorology, Radio Aids and Instruments and Air Navigation – to get ATPL, mandatory for becoming a Commander of a plane. However, these pilots failed in one or the other papers."
However, many pilots from well-known airlines have already been arrested so far. The trail started with Indigo Airlines pilot Parminder Kaur Gulati and continued with Air India's Captain J K Verma and SpiceJet pilots Anuj Chaudhary and Amit Mundra.
Now, more than ten people are under police custody over the fake pilot scam.