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Slot allocation scam: Praful Patel appears before ED for second day of questioning

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Former Civil Aviation on Tuesday appeared before the (ED) here for the second consecutive day in connection with the

The is being questioned for his alleged involvement in awarding favourable air traffic rights to foreign airlines that caused losses to carrier

On Monday, Patel was questioned for nearly eight hours by the ED. He refused to answer on what transpired at the probe office.

The name of Patel, who was the civil aviation between 2004 and 2011, surfaced in a charge sheet filed by the ED against on March 30.

The agency had in its charge sheet said that Talwar, who is currently in judicial custody, allegedly acted as a middleman to favour foreign private airlines. It also said that Talwar was in regular touch with the former Aviation

"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, who was extradited from on January 30, allegedly received payments to the tune of Rs 272 crore during 2008-09 from these international airlines in lieu of securing favourable traffic rights.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 11:44 IST