CBI books HAL senior manager, others for financial irregularities

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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a senior manager (Finance) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Koraput division and others in connection financial irregularities.

The case under Section 120 B r/w 409, 420, 467, 468 & 471 of IPC and Section 13(1)(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) was registered against Senior Manager Bhaben Mitra, Assistant Manager Abinash Kumar and job contract labour Subhashree Das, all from HAL Engine Division, Koraput for financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 5 crore.

It was alleged that the accused persons entered into a criminal conspiracy among themselves and in pursuance thereof, the public servants of HAL Engine Division, Koraput (Odisha) & unknown officials of HAL had misappropriated an amount of Rs 5,01, 74, 906 of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (a Central Public Sector Enterprise) by fraudulently transferring the amount to the accounts of private contractors and unknown others without any supporting documents during the period between January, 2018 to August, 2018.

Searches were conducted at the office/residential premises of accused persons which led to the recovery of incriminating documents/articles. Further investigation is underway into the case, a CBI statement said.

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