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Karipur runway scam: Two accused to be made approvers

Two of the accused in a scam related to the widening of the runway at the Karipur international airport are likely to be made approvers in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Published: 01st March 2013 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2013 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

Two of the accused in a scam related to the widening of the runway at the Karipur international airport are likely to be made approvers in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The CBI team submitted an application before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court seeking permission to make the eighth accused Raman Sharma, former senior engineer and tenth accused M P Satheesh approvers in the case.

The case relates to an alleged conspiracy by the Airport officials, which led to heavy losses for the government.

The CBI had arrested B R Arora and M P Madhu Nair, directors in Arora Associates, New Delhi, which had won the contract for the runway construction project.

The CBI had arraigned former airport senior manager Prakash Kachnger, former senior assistant N Sreedhar, former assistant manager Bino Baby, as accused in the case.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI)had awarded the work to Arora and Associates on January 19, 2007.

 The amount earmarked for the work was Rs 17.32 crore. The CBI has found that there was a misappropriation of funds to the tune of `53 lakh, mainly by using fake invoices.



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