CBI books former Air India chief Arvind Jadhav and other former officials in corruption case

The agency alleged former CMD Arvind Jadhav had constituted an "illegal" promotion panel to recommend suitable candidates for promotions to the post of General Manager.

Published: 23rd January 2019 03:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2019 10:40 AM   |  A+A-

State-owned Air India is staying afloat on taxpayers' money and has been in the red for long.

Air India planes. Image used for representational purpose only. (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked a former Air India Chairperson and Managing Director for allegedly misusing his position and violating promotion and appointment guidelines.

The CBI booked former CMD Arvind Jadhav along with former executive director (personnel) LP Nakhwa and former additional general managers A Kathpalia, Amitabh Singh and Rohit Bhasin. The FIR registered against them alleges they committed criminal conspiracy and also has charged them under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

“The promotion panel for selecting suitable candidates for promotions, should have been re-constituted in the wake of reversion of Nakhwa from executive director (medical services) to the rank of general manager,” the CBI said in the FIR.w

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