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Derostered AI pilot Giare claims innocence

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Updated: March 17, 2011, 4:28 PM IST
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Derostered AI pilot Giare claims innocence
Air India derostered Arjun Giare for allegedly submitting a forged class 10th marksheet.

New Delhi: Derostered Air India pilot Arjun Giare claims all reports on television and newspapers about his certificates and licence being forged are false and baseless.

Giare, who was derostered by Air India on March 16, 2011 for allegedly submitting a forged class 10th marksheet to get his pilot licence, on Thursday sent an e-mail to media organisations saying he was innocent.

"I, Capt. Arjun Giare have done nothing wrong or illegal and I am in possession of all my TRUE and AUTHENTIC documents which I will show to a COMPETENT AUTHORITY when required for an inquiry. I AM NOT A FAKE PILOT, with fake documents as reported, and have every certificate to prove the same. No certificate of mine is FAKE, nor is my Indian CPL converted on the basis of an FAA license. In India, Director General of Civil Aviation is the competent Authority appointed by the government, they have issued all my licenses after scrutinising all my papers. The date of birth on my class 10 certificate was an error which was corrected by CBSE as per the order of the Honorable Delhi High Court in 2003," Giare said in the e-mail.

CNN-IBN had accessed notes from the US Federal Aviation Administration and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) which exposed how Giare had cheated and produced fake documents.

The papers revealed how Giare whose licence was canceled in the US became a commander with Air India. Giare was caught by the US examiner in 2000 and the US Federal Aviation then canceled his licence.

He was caught cheating when he appeared for his Instrument Pilot Rating at the Fort Worth Aviation testing centre in the US in November 2000.

First Published: March 17, 2011, 4:28 PM IST
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