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Embraer aircraft deal: Probe finds $5.5mn paid to middleman

“The CBI is now contacting some foreign enforcement agencies to ascertain details of the payment,” a CBI source said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 12:25 pm
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Sources in the CBI Wednesday claimed “a breakthrough” in the agency’s probe into allegations of corruption in the purchase of three Embraer aircraft in 2008, saying their investigation showed that around $5.5 million was paid by Embraer to a middleman based abroad.

“The CBI is now contacting some foreign enforcement agencies to ascertain details of the payment,” a CBI source said.

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had signed a $208-million deal with Embraer for three ERJ-145 aircraft for a project to build indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems for the Indian Air Force.

On September 17, the CBI instituted a preliminary enquiry (PE) against unknown officials of the Ministry of Defence and others in connection with allegations of corruption in the Embraer deal. The PE had been registered on a reference from the Ministry of Defence, CBI officials said.

Allegations of a commission being paid in the deal had surfaced in a Brazilian paper.

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    Satendra kumar
    Sep 29, 2016 at 1:09 am
    Corruption is main problem in defence deals andi it's contracts.All corruption in buying and selling should be made to public.As this buying and selling of defence products has all necessary paperworks for every country.
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Oct 21, 2016 at 5:09 am
      another CONGIE scam have just surfaced,---how many more scams will surface up???the list is already never ending and more adding up,---thank god that now we have a PM sir MODIJI but still struggling to clean up the dirty looters CONGIES scammers FILTH and it's not an overnight job,-----very sad to say that worlds largest democracy was in the hands of the looters the last 60 years and would have been a worst case scenario if BJP wouldn't have come into power,----JAI ho sir MODIJI,---JAI HIND.
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        MyTake
        Sep 29, 2016 at 1:55 am
        The achievement of Congress was to make corruption mainstream! No wonder why terrorist sympathizers grew like mushroom in India just for chicken feed! Terrorists simply took advantage of these b a s t a r d s as they have no moral values nor any ethics nor anything to feel proud of!
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          MyTake
          Sep 29, 2016 at 1:50 am
          These b a s t a r d s have been every where! Simply termites! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Time to nominate them to Guinness Book of Records as a badge of honor so they can show to the future generation!
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            ASHOK KUMAR
            Sep 29, 2016 at 9:08 am
            Why the most incompetent PM Modi is reluctant to divulge the names of those involved in Augustaland Chopper Scam involving 3500 crore of bribe. Obviously, BJP itself is corrupt.
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