CBI registers case against DGCA official

The CBI has registered a case of graft against the Joint Director General of aviation regulator DGCA for allegedly giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents.

PTI| Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 22:08 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case of graft against the Joint Director General of aviation regulator DGCA for allegedly giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents.

CBI has registered a case of alleged corruption against Joint Director General AK Saran, the then senior pilot, DGCA (since retired) Binodini Devi; the then Airport Controller, AAI, Raipur Prakash Shambharkar; and Delhi-based private company Sai Flytech Aviation Pvt Limited.

"It was alleged that officials of DGCA and AAI in conspiracy with the said private company (a AME training company) have misused their official position in grant of approval to the private company for starting a flying training school at Bilaspur. This act was followed by repeated extensions being given to the institute in violation of rules and provisions," CBI spokesperson said here today.

She said searches were conducted today at the residential and office premises of the accused at Mumbai, Delhi and Faridabad, which led to the recovery of incriminating documents.