AAI's Thiruvananthapuram office raided by CBI for royalty evasion

A CBI team raided the office of the Airport Authority of India on Tuesday, The raid was kept as a closely-guarded secret and the details came to light only on Wednesday.

hidden November 25, 2015 15:50:52 IST
AAI's Thiruvananthapuram office raided by CBI for royalty evasion

Thiruvananthapuram: A CBI team raided the office of the Airports Authority of India on Tuesday, the raid was kept as a closely-guarded secret and the details came to light only on Wednesday.

AAIs Thiruvananthapuram office raided by CBI for royalty evasion

Logo's from official websites of AAI and CBI.

The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the CBI had been closely monitoring AAI for the past six months after allegations of royalty evasion that the ground handling agencies pay to the AAI had cropped up.

Sources have informed that the day-long raid ended after the CBI officials took away all documents related to the ground handling charges.

George Tharakan, the AAI official in charge, was not forthcoming with the details of the probe. "I don't know," said Tharakan and disconnected the call.

The CBI, a few months ago, had met all the international airlines besides national carrier Air India and got a detailed statement of the ground handling charges that were paid to the ground handling agencies since 2012.

At present there are two ground handling agencies, including a joint venture of the national carrier, that operate at the international airport in Thiruvananthapuram.

IANS

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