CBI Registers Corruption Case In Pilatus Aircraft Deal, Searches Sanjay Bhandari's Office, Residence

The CBI also carried out searches at the residence and office of Bhandari in connection with the deal, officials said.

CBI Registers Corruption Case In Pilatus Aircraft Deal, Searches Sanjay Bhandari'S Office, Residence
The post of the CBI chief has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma, who was engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges./ Image: PTI
By: PTI
Updated: 22 Jun 2019 11:42 AM
New Delhi: The CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of Indian Air Force, Ministry of Defence and controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari for alleged corruption in procurement of 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft in 2009, officials said Saturday.



The CBI also carried out searches at the residence and office of Bhandari in connection with the deal, officials said.

Switzerland-based Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has also been named as an accused by the CBI in the case pertaining to the charges of irregularities and bribe of Rs 339 crore in the procurement, the agency said.

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