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Aircraft purchase: Rabri demands CBI inquiry

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India had detected anomalies in the concerned aircraft's purchase.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2006 21:38 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Former Bihar Chief Minister and leader of opposition in state assembly Rabri Devi on Sunday demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged irregularities committed in connection with the purchase of King Air C 90 B aircraft by the state government during President's rule.

Talking to reporters in Patna, Rabri Devi claimed that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India had detected irregularites in the purchase of the concerned aircraft.

"A proposal was sent for purchase of the said aircraft during her tenure but it was rejected," she added.

According to the CAG report, the state government had purchased the C 90 B aircraft on payment of 27.65 lakh dollars, while the more sophisticated aircraft Air C 90 G T plane could have been purchased at 29.50 lakh dollar, she maintained.

The controversial purchase of these aircrafts was made during President's rule in 2005 when Dr Buta Singh was the governor of Bihar.

First Published: Sep 03, 2006 21:38 IST