FIR against aircraft owners if they refused advice, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that an FIR would be registered against the owners of the aircraft which crashed in Mumbai last month if they were found to have forced the pilot to conduct a test flight despite adverse opinion. Fadnavis was replying to a question by Congress’s Vijay Wadettiwar in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

A twin-engine King Air C 90 aircraft crashed at an under-construction building in Ghatkopar in east Mumbai on June 28, killing five persons including both the pilots. The aircraft was owned by UY Aviation. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was probing the incident, the chief minister said.

Uproar over Dhangar, Maratha reservation

Noisy scenes were witnessed on Tuesday in the Legislative Council with the Opposition demanding CM Devendra Fadnavis’ reply on the issue of granting quotas for the Dhangar and Maratha communities. Raising the issue, Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde (NCP) and MLCs Ramrav Vadkute, Khwaja Baig and Haribhau Rathod demanded that members of the Dhangar (shephard) community be granted quota under the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.

Navi Mumbai land deal transactions

The government would seek the view of the law and judiciary department and take steps to scrap all transactions related to a Navi Mumbai land deal, CM Devendra Fadnavis said in the Legislative Assembly. The govt has already stayed transactions in the wake of the allegations of ‘scam’ raised by the Congress-led opposition. The Congress had alleged that the land worth Rs 1,767 cr, meant for eight project affected people of Koyna dam, was given to a private builder for just Rs 3.60 cr.

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