Saturday, January 09, 2021

GoAir sacks senior pilot for offensive tweets on PM Modi

New Delhi: GoAir on Friday sacked a senior pilot for posting allegedly derogatory on Prime Minister Modi on social media.

The captain had posted some tweets that had led to an uproar on social media.

The pilot was made to apologise as per airline policy.

In a statement, GoAir said it has "zero tolerance policy and it is mandatory for all GoAir employees to comply with the company’s employment rules, regulations and policies, including social media behaviour."

"The airline does not associate itself with personal views expressed by any individual or an employee. GoAir has terminated the services of the captain with immediate effect,” the statement added.

The sacked captain apologised on social media. "I apologise for my tweets about the prime minister and other offensive tweets, which may have hurt sentiments of anyone associated. I convey that GoAir is not associated with any of my tweets directly or indirectly as they were personal views. I take full responsibility for my actions and would like to apologise for my mistakes and willingly accept the consequences," the pilot tweeted.

He had made the comments about the Prime Minister on January 7.

09/01/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India


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