On account of corruption charges, a case against seven officials of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday.
Earlier in the month, a half-yearly audit was conducted. It revealed that selected payments were made against certain vouchers without any supporting bills, invoices, documents or work orders.
Additionally, it also came to light that an officer, in collusion with some contractors had forged official documents and fraudulently misappropriated funds over Rs 5 crore and cheated HAL "with criminal and ulterior motive for his own benefits".
Under sections 409 (Breach of Trust), 420 (Cheating and Forgery), 120-B (Criminal Conspiracy), 467 (Forgery of Valuable Security), 468 (Forgery for Purpose of Cheating), and 471 (Forged Documents Used) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the case was registered.
(With ANI inputs)