Helping a pal turned out to be a pricey affair for a driver in Chhattisgarh civil aviation division. Driver Yogeshwar Sai was suspended after footage of a pre-wedding photoshoot that includes a couple posing with a state helicopter went viral on social media.
Sai was a pal of the groom and organized a photoshoot for the couple in the state hangar. However, motion was initiated in opposition to him for violating the protection norms of the hangar. He was shunted to the directorate of aviation Nava Raipur.
As per info from the police, the couple belonged to Jashpur district and acquired clicked with the state helicopter “AW 109 Power Elite” at Police traces, Raipur, final month. The photographs later surfaced on social media.
“Driver Yogeshwar Sai allegedly violated security norms and arbitrarily facilitated the entry of unauthorized people into the hangar on January 21,” Neelam Namdeo Ekka, Director of the state civil aviation division, was quoted by information company PTI as saying.
A Hindustan Times report quoted Raipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajay Yadav saying that the pre-wedding shoot of the couple occurred on January 20. A driver of the aviation division took the couple inside after he instructed the guard that they’d permission. The guard knew the motive force and did not object. A probe has been launched in the matter, the SP stated.
It has been reported that the chopper is utilized by Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. After the matter got here to gentle, the CM himself took to the microblogging web site Twitter saying that the involved officers ought to examine the matter.
“An incident of a pre-wedding shoot in a state government helicopter has come to notice. I want the concerned officials to investigate this and ensure that such lapses do not happen in future. Also, do not give too much attention to the matter. I wish the couple a happy married life. Be happy,” he tweeted in Hindi.
राज्य शासन के हेलीकॉप्टर में प्री-वेडिंग शूट की एक घटना संज्ञान में आयी है। मैं चाहता हूँ कि सम्बंधित अधिकारीगण इसकी जांच करें और सुनिश्चित करें कि ऐसी चूक भविष्य में न हो।
साथ ही इस मामले को अब अधिक तूल न दें। मैं नव-दंपत्ति को सुखमय वैवाहिक जीवन की शुभकामना देता हूँ। खुश रहें।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) February 22, 2021