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Praful Patel joins ED investigation in airline slot allotment case

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Former Civil Aviation on Monday joined the (ED) investigation in connection with the

The agency on Saturday issued summons to the former and asked him to appear before it on June 10 or 11.

The was earlier summoned to appear before the economic watchdog for questioning on June 6 but he sought another date due to "prior commitments."

On March 30, the ED had filed a charge sheet against the accused in which the name of the former had also come up.

The agency in its charge sheet had said that Deepak Talwar, who is currently in judicial custody, allegedly acted as a middleman to favour foreign private airlines, causing huge loss to carrier

"Talwar finalised various communications on behalf of and to be addressed to the then Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel," (SPP) DP Singh, appearing for the agency, had told on May 1.

Talwar was extradited from on January 30.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 17:45 IST