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Prashant Bhushan demands probe into Air India deal

The AAP leader also alleged that this case involves a huge scam. PTI The AAP leader also alleged that this case involves a huge scam. PTI
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: June 11, 2014 10:17 pm

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate Prashant Bhushan today wrote to CBI demanding a thorough probe into a proposal to install biometric passenger identification system at select domestic and international airports.

In a letter to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, Bhushan alleged that the Ontario (Canadian) Superior Court of Justice in its August last year judgement had convicted a Candian Company official for allegedly offering bribes to manage an AIR India contract.

Bhushan said that if an FIR is not registered in the case he would then approach Supreme Court in the next two weeks.

The AAP leader also alleged that this case involves a huge scam, in which in 2006, a proposal was mooted in Air India for installing a biometric passenger identification system at select domestic and international airports, which costs Rs. 75 lakh but was pegged at Rs.500 crore on the basis bids received.

“In view of these glaring facts, I implore you (CBI director) to immediately register a RC/FIR and get this matter thoroughly investigated so that all those guilty can be swiftly prosecuted,” Bhushan further added in his letter.

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