Aviation scam: CBI files chargesheet against Talwar

New Delhi, September 23 

The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with an aviation scam which allegedly led to losses for Air India.

The final report was filed before special judge Anil Kumar Sisodia against Talwar, deported from Dubai in January this year, and others for the offence punishable under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, besides other offences. The section deals with illegal gratification to influence a public servant.

Besides Talwar, who is currently in judicial custody in the case, the chargesheet also names his aide Yasmeen Kapoor and Maya B Puri, Stone Travel Private Limited, Cedar Travels, Deepak Talwar & Associates and Asia Field Limited. The court is likely to consider the matter on October 1.

The agency today told the court that it may file supplementary chargesheet in the case since the probe was still going on. According to the agency, Talwar had acted as a middleman in negotiations to favour foreign private airlines by making Air India give up profit-making routes and timings. The alleged deals took place during the Congress-led UPA regime. — PTI