BSF pilot who impersonated superior to pilot Amit Shah resigns

For any VIP flying, a pilot needs a minimum of 500 hours of flying under his belt. And to fly the Home Minister, the requirement is in excess of 1,000 hours.

Kargil war hero Wing Commander (retd) J S Sangwan, who is facing an inquiry for impersonating his superior officer in a bid to pilot for Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has resigned from the BSF Air Wing.

His resignation is yet to be accepted by the BSF. The force, however, is non-committal on whether Sangwan would be allowed to go, as it has merely said his application is “under process”. Sources said accepting Sangwan’s resignation would mean letting him go without any enquiry at all.

The Indian Express had on August 27 reported how Sangwan, a Kargil War hero from the Indian Air Force, is under investigation by BSF and the Delhi Police for impersonating and misrepresenting a superior officer in a bid to fly Shah’s aircraft.

Days later, on September 2, Sangwan petitioned the BSF for “voluntary resignation” from service. Under the norm, petitions for resignation or retirement are not accepted if the person is facing an enquiry.

“Wg Cdr Jintendra Sangwan, Comdt (Pilot) has submitted a petition dated 02 Sept 2019 for voluntary resignation from service and again submitted a second application dated 16 Sept 2019 for seeking voluntary resignation from service w.e.f 31 Oct’ 2019. The case is under examination and process,” the BSF said in statement to The Indian Express.

However, it added…

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