Raman Singh’s Use of Helicopter Under DGCA Scanner

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh under DGCA scanner for using helicopter meant for anti-Naxal operation.

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DGCA probe against Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh. (Photo: PTI)

Civil Aviation regulator DGCA is probing an alleged use of helicopter meant for anti-Naxal operation by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, a charge strongly denied by the state government which said that no violation had taken place.

The DGCA, which has suspended two pilots King Rotors, whose helicopters were allegedly used by Singh for flying within the state whereas it was meant for anti-Naxal operations, according to DGCA sources.

But Director (Aviation) of the state government, Rajat Kumar, disputed the DGCA official’s charges saying there was no violations.

The helicopter operator had entered into an agreement with the state government in first week of July this year for anti-Naxal operations in Bastar, the worst hit Naxal district.

The DGCA rules mandate that a VVIP has to be flown in a twin-engine helicopter and the aviation regulator had claimed that the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister had used a single engine at some occasions.

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