Sunday, August 06, 2006

Capt Scotch named in A-I gift scam too

New Delhi: Close on the heels of expose on security breach in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special aircraft involving pilferage of scotch bottles, it has come to light that gifts worth thousands of dollars bought by Air-India for delegates accompanying the prime minister have been missing.
The documents with Mumbai Mirror point out that Captain N K Beri, who was the commercial head of PM's VVIP flight on the trip to US dated July 17-20, 2005, drew $13,000 to buy the expensive giveaways. During the PM's previous visit to the UN, Captain Beri had taken about $12,000 for purchasing giveaways for the delegates.
But the Prime Minister's Office says it did not authorise Air-India to give these gifts to the delegates. "I have no idea about anybody giving and receiving these gifts. Please ask Air-India who these gifts were given to," PM's media adviser Sanjay Baru told Mumbai Mirror.
06/08/06 Sanjiv Kumar/Mumbai Mirror
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