Purchase of 111 aircrafts: Supreme Court directs CBI to conclude the case by June

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conclude the probe into the purchase of 111 aircrafts by June which was held during the UPA regime.
The defence deal was hit the headlines when some reports sought irregularities in the aircraft conract.

The top court disposed off the petition filed by the Center for Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in connection with the case in which the then UPA government had purchased the aircrafts and an NGO had sought an investigation into it.

The NGO claimed in its petition that there were large-scale irregularities made while purchasing these aircrafts during the period from 2004 to 2008.
The NGO claimed that the then UPA government had allegedly misappropriated a sum of Rs. 50,000 crore approximately for the purchase of these 111 aircrafts.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar disposed off the petition and asked the CBI to conclude the probe by June.

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