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BSF pilot facing inquiry for alleged impersonation quits
1 min read.Updated: 06 Oct 2019, 08:41 PM ISTPTI
The Kargil War hero is under investigation by the BSF and the Delhi Police for impersonating and misrepresenting a superior officer in a bid to fly Shah's aircraft
NEW DELHI :
A former IAF Wing Commander, who is being probed for allegedly impersonating his superior officer in a bid to pilot for Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has resigned from the air wing of the Border Security Force (BSF), officials said on Sunday.
The resignation of Wing Commander (Retd) J S Sangwan, however, has not yet been accepted.
However, the 'Staff Court of Inquiry' against Sangwan is in progress and the BSF air wing, where the pilot is employed, has provided necessary details to the Delhi Police's Domestic Airport Palam police station which is investigating the case related to impersonation.
The BSF air wing normally flies the Union home minister in its Embraer aircraft in his outstation tours.
According to BSF officials, the preliminary inquiry found that Sangwan was, perhaps, trying to clock in enough flying hours on an Embraer so that he could quickly begin to fly the home minister.
For flying a VIP aircraft, a pilot needs a minimum of 500 hours of flying under his belt. To fly the home minister, the requirement is in excess of 1,000 hours.
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