FIR registered by CBI in $208 mn Embraer deal

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Central Bureau of Investigation

New Delhi: First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the CBI to probe allegations of kickbacks in the purchase of three Embraer aircraft in a $208 million deal inked in 2008.

Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Devpreet Singh talking to media stated: “We have registered an FIR in the case, and we have started investigation.”

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On a reference from the Defence Ministry over allegations related to Embraer employing an agent to facilitate various contracts there was a preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI on September 17. In 2008, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a $208 million deal with Embraer for three ERJ-145 aircraft to build indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems for the Indian Air Force.

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