CBI REGISTERS A CASE AGAINST THREE SENIOR MANAGERS OF AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA & OTHERS AND CONDUCTS SEARCHES AT 18 PLACES

Press Release
New Delhi , 11.04.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 120B, 420, 468, 471 of IPC and section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 against Sr.Manager(Engg-C), Airport Authority of India, New Delhi; two then Sr. Managers (Engg-C), Airport Authority of India, Lucknow and a proprietor of a Delhi based firm.

 

            It was alleged that the accused persons entered into criminal conspiracy during the period 2007-08 by way of inflating the estimated costs of two Civil project works, namely Expansion & strengthening of Apron & Construction of New Taxi way at C.C.S. Airport, Lucknow & Construction of New Integrated Passenger Terminal Building at C.C.S. Airport, Lucknow. They allegedly took higher rates of cement for the preparation of estimates and mentioned exorbitantly high base price of cement in the tender document, prepared on the basis of fake quotations. As a result, tenders with inflated estimated cost were floated and works were awarded to private contractors of Agra & Delhii on exorbitant rates. A loss to the tune of more than Rs.One crore was caused to the Airports Authority of India.

 

            Searches are being conducted today at 18 places including the residential & official premises of accused officials of Airport Authority of India (AAI) and private contractors at Lucknow; New Delhi;Ghaziabad; Agra; Kolkata & Hyderabad. A large number of incriminating documents pertaining to two projects of AAI have been so far recovered.

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