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BJP demands probe of Embraer aircrafts row

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 18:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday asked the Centre to probe the aircraft bribery allegations linked to manufacturers of the Embraer.

"Once gain the UPA government is embroiled in a scam. It also seems that scams and scandals don't want to leave the UPA. American investigation was on, the Embraer manufacturers and in that India again appears, and therefore, it is important that the Government of India looks into it, and certainly those who have been involved in it as per the reports published in the vigilant newspaper. The Indian government must take action and those who are guilty must be punished," Singh told ANI.

On Saturday, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sought an explanation from the manufacturer of Embraer aircraft after media reports suggested that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer had accepted bribes.

A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to a deal signed between the company and DRDO in 2008 for three aircraft equipped with indigenous radars for AEW&C (airborne early warning and control systems).

The company has been under the scanner of the United States Justice Department since 2010 after a contract with the Dominican Republic raised suspicions. (ANI)

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