Thursday, February 02, 2017

Emails expose Kingfisher Airlines links with then banking secretary Amitabh Verma under UPA

New Delhi: The previous Manmohan Singh-led UPA government has landed in more trouble after some new revelations emerged in the wake of earlier ones that targetted former finance minister P. Chidambaram and the then prime minister Manmohan Singh. In an exclusive diclosure by CNN News 18, it has been revealed that Amitabh Verma, who was the then banking secretary, was allegedly the common link between the UPA government and Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines. A chain of emails exchanged between the two parties allegedly prove that Amitabh Verma helped in the process.
The first email that was shown by the channel is dated April 23, 2009 was sent by A. Raghunathan CFO, Kingfisher Airlines to banking secretary Amitabh Verma which states, ‘further to our telecon this morning and as advised by you, I have sent an email to the CMD of PNB and a letter to the chairman of SBI. I am seeking an appointment with the MD of SBI for tomorrow. Thank you for your kind assistance.’
02/02/17 Financial Express