A senior Jet Airways official has been arrested from Nehad been on land grabbing charges, police informed on Sunday .
Avneet Singh Bedi, posted in Mumbai as Jet Airways' chief security officer, was arrested last night from his Panchsheel Park residence in south Delhi based on a complaint by theJoint Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad, Arun Kumar Gupta.
The complaint alleged that Bedi, a retired Army colonel, 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 itas an approach road to enter the transport godown, Superintendent of Police Akash Tomar said.
Jet Airways Vice President(Security) Col. Avneet Singh Bedi arrested by Sahibabad Police on charges of grabbing municipal corporation land pic.twitter.com/gZb5SaW8hT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 2, 2017
On the directives of Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath, the administration has launched a drive to check land grabbing and is taking action against criminals, the officer said. A spokesperson of the airline said it "does not comment on personal matters of its executives/employees".