Saturday, September 17, 2016

Embraer aircraft deal: CBI registers preliminary enquiry against unknown officials of Defence Ministry

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) against unknown officials of the Defence Ministry and others to probe alleged kickbacks in the Embraer aircraft deal.

This move comes after a reference from the said ministry on allegations related to M/s. Embraer employing an agent to facilitate various contracts.

These include the contract for AEW&C project with CABS/ DRDO for procurement of three aircrafts.

Earlier, the government had asked the CBI to probe allegations of Brazilian aviation major Embraer hiring a UK-based agent and paying commissions to swing the deal for three Emb-145 aircraft signed with India in 2008.
17/09/16 ANI/Business Standard
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