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AirAsia India sacks whistleblower pilot Gaurav Taneja

Taneja was earlier suspended by the airline. He had alleged that the airline had violated safety regulations

June 29, 2020 / 09:23 PM IST

AirAsia India has fired Gaurav Taneja, its pilot who publicly alleged violations of safety regulations at the airline.

Also Read: Who is Gaurav Taneja, the whistleblower pilot suspended by AirAsia India?

The move comes to light a day after aviation regulator DGCA sent a show-cause notice to the airline's senior executive, Manish Uppal, AirAsia India's Head of Operations. But sources close to the development tell Moneycontrol that the pilot was fired on June 26.

Earlier, DGCA said it had taken cognisance of concerns raised against a 'particular airline' in connection to the controversy around AirAsia India pilot Gaurav Taneja, the aviation industry regulator sent a show-cause notice to the carrier's senior executive.