Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie Meet CBI Director for Rafale Deal Probe

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NEW DELHI: Lawyer Prashant Bhushan and former Union minister Arun Shourie, filed a “detailed” complaint under the Prevention of Corruption Act and met CBI Director Alok Verma demanding a probe into  the Rs 60,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal.

Bhushan and Shourie met CBI Director Alok Verma on Thursday and submitted documents buttressing their arguments for the need of probe. CBI Director said he will look into it very carefully. We will take appropriate action,” Mr. Bhushan told reporters after coming out of the CBI headquarters.

The matter took political centre-stage as the public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was supposed to have actually manufactured 108 aircraft in India  in the deal struck by the UPA government.

Earlier Congress alleged that procurement procedures were bypassed in acquisition of Rafale and questioned the presence of Anil Ambani in France during Modi’s announcement to acquire 36 fully built aircraft.

 

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