Mumbai: The CBI has registered a case against
a former general manager of Air India and employees of Eros
International Media for allegedly cheating the national
carrier to the tune of Rs one crore.
"A case has been registered against Anil Kumar Sharma, the
then general manager of the in-flight service department, Air
India and a few employees of Eros International Media for
fraudulently charging Air India for providing short video
programmes," a senior CBI official said.
Air India had appointed Eros Multimedia to supply short
video programmed for screening in its flights. However, Eros
charged Air India for durations much more than the actual
duration of the programmes supplied.
"Sharma in connivance with executives of Eros approved the
bills raised by the company without verifying them. Apart from
charging for extra duration, Eros had also charged Air India
for programmes which were already billed and paid," the
Searches were conducted at six places including the
offices of Eros in Mumbai and the residential premises of
Sharma in Mumbai and Delhi. Incriminating documents and
details of the programmes have been seized, he said.
According to CBI officials, Sharma had recently purchased
a flat in Defence Colony in Delhi for Rs three crore.
"Investigations are on to find out the source of the money
with which he purchased the flat," he added.