Jet Airways’ official arrested for grabbing government land

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Jet Airways’ chief security officer has been arrested from New Delhi on land grabbing charges, police said here.

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Avneet Singh Bedi was arrested last night from his Panchsheel Park residence in south Delhi based on a complaint by Joint Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad, Arun Kumar Gupta in which he alleged that Bedi grabbed 945 square metres of government land in Chikamberpur village on the Delhi-UP border.

A part of the land, measuring 532 square metres, was rented out to a transport company and he used the rest of it as an approach road to enter a transport godown, Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said.

Bedi is posted in Mumbai as Jet Airways’ chief security officer, he said.

On the directives of Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath, the administration has launched a drive to check land grabbing and is taking action to free land from the clutches of mafias, the officer said.

A spokesperson of the airline said it “does not comment on personal matters of its executives/employees”.

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