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Bribe given to Air India officials to grab tender: Report


New Delhi, May 10: An alleged scam by UPA government has been exposed. According to latest alleged scam Air India officials were given bribe to grab a tender in 2006.

The bribe was allegedly given by Cryptometrics, a company in Canada to grab the tender of Biometric facial recognition device. It is used for recognition of faces of passengers.

AI officials given bribe

The bribe was given to them through an NRI and a businessman named Nazir Karigar in Canada, reported Zee News in its exclusive report.

A Request for Proposal for the device was issued by Air India and the tender for the same was given by 20 companies including Cryptometrics.

Approximately three crore rupees was transferred in the Mumbai account of Nazir in order to keep Cryptometrics ahead in the tender process.

Then civil aviation minister Praful Patel has emerged as an alleged beneficiary of the scam. He was to be given around Rs26.64 crore.

Important persons of the alleged scam are Nazir Karigar, Air India, Cryptometrics Canada, Robert Bell, former Mumbai police commissioner Hasan Gafur, then CMD Vasudevan Tulsidas, then deputy director, security Captain Mascarenhas'.

Any reaction from political parties is yet to come out about this alleged scam.

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