Saturday, October 22, 2016

CBI registers FIR against UK-based arms dealer in Embraer deal

New Delhi:  CBI has registered an FIR against a UK-based arms dealer for allegedly taking kickbacks worth over $5.70 million from Brazilian company Embraer+ in the 2008 three-aircraft deal.
CBI sources+ said a case has been registered against a UK based NRI whose named had also figured in another defence deal probed by the agency.
They said the kickbacks were allegedly paid in 2009 through subsidiaries of Embraer via a Singapore-based company which is owned by the middleman.
It is alleged that payoffs were routed through Austria and Switzerland.
They said the agency, which had registered a preliminary enquiry in September, has converted it into a regular FIR as enough prima facie material has been found by it to proceed in the case.
22/10/16 PTI/Times of India