Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lobbyist Deepak Talwar Sent To Judicial Custody Over Aviation Scam

New Delhi: A Delhi court Friday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to judicial custody in connection with an aviation scam which allegedly led to losses for Air India.
Special Judge Arvind Kumar sent Deepak Talwar to jail after CBI produced him before court on expiry of his custodial interrogation. CBI told the court that accused was not required for further interrogation.

The agency had on July 26 taken Deepak Talwar into custody inside the courtroom, moments after the judge dismissed his anticipatory bail application.

Deepak Talwar, who was in judicial custody in a money laundering case related to the scam, was on July 26 produced before the court in pursuance to a production warrant.

According to the agency, Deepak Talwar had acted as a middleman in negotiations to favour foreign private airlines, including Qatar Airways, Emirates and Air Arabia, by making national carrier Air India give up profit making routes and timings.

The alleged deals took place during the Congress -led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) regime at the Centre.

The CBI had earlier told the court that it had to find out the names of officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, National Aviation Company of India Ltd and Air India, who favoured the foreign airlines.
09/10/19 PTI/NDTV

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