Monday, August 21, 2017

Air India aircraft purchase: Supreme Court asks NGO to file short submissions

The Supreme Court today asked an NGO, which has alleged "serious irregularities" in purchase or hiring of 111 aircraft for Air India in 2005-06, to give short submissions on these aspects which, it has claimed, were not probed by the CBI.
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said this after advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, claimed that several issues were raised in the petition but the CBI has not probed those aspects.
Bhushan, representing Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), also alleged that the aspect of payment of bribes have not been investigated.
Additional Solicitor General P S Narasimha, appearing for the CBI, told the bench that the agency has registered four separate FIRs in the matter and the probe was going on.
21/08/17 PTI/Economic Times