Low-cost carrier GoAir has sacked a senior pilot for making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The pilot made derogatory remarks on his Twitter account.
The pilot, identified as Unish Malik, also known as Miki Malik, was a retired Indian Air Force (IAF) official.
In 2010, Malik served the IAF as the Group Captain.
He served the Indian Air Force (IAF) for 25 years including a stint with the VVIP Squadron, says a media report.
The senior pilot, who originally tweeted, “PM is an idiot. You can call me same in return. It’s ok. I don’t matter. Bcoz I am not PM. But PM is an idiot. Period” on Thursday, later deleted the tweet and locked his Twitter account.
On Thursday, the pilot apologized in another tweet: “I apologise for my tweets about PM, 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.”
GoAir sacked him saying 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.