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CBI registers case against 4 AAI officials

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on April 11, 2012

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against four persons, including three officers of Airport Authority of India, for allegedly causing financial loss to the public sector company.

The case has been registered against Mr. Anupam Verma, Senior Manager (Engg-C), Airport Authority of India, Mr. Pawan Kumar Jain, then Sr.Manager (Engg-C), Airport Authority of India, Mr Alokesh Biswas, then Sr. Manager (Engg-C), Airport Authority of India, and Mr. Sumit Ghosh, of M/s S. Ghosh & Associates, Delhi.

According to a statement issued by the CBI, it was alleged that the accused persons entered into a criminal conspiracy during the period 2007-08 by way of inflating the estimated costs of two civil project works at Lucknow Airport.

Tenders

They allegedly took higher rates of cement for the preparation of estimates and mentioned exorbitantly high base price of cement in the tender document, prepared on the basis of fake quotations. As a result, tenders with inflated estimated cost were floated and works were awarded to private contractors of Agra & Delhi on exorbitant rates.

Losses

A loss to the tune of more than Rs 1 crore was caused to the Airports Authority of India, the statement added.

The statement also said that the agency sleuths conducted searches at 18 places including the residential & official premises of accused officials of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and private contractors at Lucknow, New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Agra, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Evidence

A large number of incriminating documents pertaining to two projects of AAI have been so far recovered, the statement claimed.

Published on April 11, 2012
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