Mistry slammed AirAsia director R Venkataraman, who has along with chief executive Tony Fernandes been named by the CBI in the FIR, for using his name to cloak his alleged misadventures, and said individuals with "questionable motives" are bringing disrepute to the Tata brand.
The allegation pertains to Air Asia officials and others allegedly trying to manipulate government policies through corrupt means to get international licence for its Indian venture Air Asia India Limited.
"The case has been registered under 120-B (criminal conspiracy) under the IPC and sections 13(2) read with 13 (1) (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The searches took place at five locations in Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru," said CBI spokesperson R K Gaur.
According to the airline's official website, the offer entails about a scheme called 'BIG Loyalty' wherein AirAsia 'BIG Members' are provided with a distinct 'BIG Member ID' which can be utilised to earn 'BIG Points' which can be used by a customer to avail himself/ herself of the discount.