GoAir sacks senior pilot for tweeting 'derogatory' remarks against PM Narendra Modi

The pilot issued an apology saying his tweets 'may have hurt sentiments'. A GoAir spokesperson said the airline has a zero tolerance policy on such matters

Press Trust of India January 10, 2021 13:38:15 IST
GoAir sacks senior pilot for tweeting 'derogatory' remarks against PM Narendra Modi

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New Delhi: GoAir has sacked a senior pilot who made derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter on Thursday.

"GoAir has terminated the services of the Captain with immediate effect," the airline's spokesperson said on Saturday when asked about the objectionable tweets by pilot Miki Malik.

Captain Malik, who made the remarks about the prime minister on Thursday, has deleted the offensive tweets and locked his account on Twitter.

A GoAir spokesperson said the airline has a zero tolerance policy on such matters and it is mandatory for its 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," the spokesperson noted

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