UPA planes deal: SC asks CBI to end probe by June

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New Delhi, January 5
The Supreme Court today disposed off a petition filed by the Center for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) in connection with alleged large-scale irregularities in the purchase of aircrafts by the then United Progressive Alliance government.
The CPIL claimed in its petition that there were large-scale irregularities in the purchase of these 111 aircrafts from 2004 to 2008 during the UPA regime.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar, disposed off the petition and also asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to conclude the probe into purchase of 111 aircrafts bought under the UPA
government.
Expressing hope that the CBI will adhere to the timeline and conclude the probe by June 2017, the Apex Court said, let the Public Accounts Committee submit its report to Parliament .
The NGO, claimed that for the purchase of these 111 aircrafts, the UPA government had allegedly misappropriated a sum of Rs 50,000 crore approximately.

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