CBI case against two former AI officials
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 22:52
  
Mumbai: CBI has registered a case against two former officials of Air India for alleged financial irregularities in purchasing Portable Entertainment Appliances (PEA).

CBI officials said the case was registered here against Amod Sharma, the then Director (Flight Services) and V Srikrishna, the then Director (Material), working with the state-run carrier for the purchase of PEA from private firms and causing loss to the government exchequer.

"Searches were conducted on January 12 and 13 at 13 places at Mumbai and Delhi in the office and residential premises of the accused persons.

"Gold ornaments to the tune of Rs 9 lakh along with bank balance of Rs 17.35 lakh and documents of seven properties were recovered in the name of the then Director (Flight Services). The documents of three properties were recovered in the name of the then Director (Material)," a CBI spokesperson said in a statement.

"Further investigation is continuing," it said. In another case, CBI has arrested a Junior Telecom Officer (Electrical), Sub-Division-III, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, Jabalpur (MP) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant.

Acting on a complaint, a case was registered against the JTO under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

"It was alleged that the accused had demand a bribe of Rs 20,000 for showing official favour for processing and forwarding bills amounting to Rs 57 Lakh (approx) of the complainant pertaining to various maintenance and electrification works conducted at various sites located in the Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

"A trap was laid and the Junior Telecom Officer was caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant. Searches at the official and residential premises of the JTO were conducted and incriminating documents seized," the official said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 22:52


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