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CBI arrests BCAS officer, aviation security company CMD in Updendra Rai case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI has arrested of Bureau of Civil (BCAS) and CMD of Aviation for allegedly facilitating the issuance of airport access pass to in alleged violation of norms, officials said today.

Both were taken into custody late last night in connection with the case registered in May this year against Rai and of the company Prasun Roy, they said.

It is alleged that and Rathore were part of conspiracy to cheat the and the (DIAL) and had fraudulently arranged a temporary and later a permanent Aerodrome Entry Pass (AEP) for Rai.

By getting the right to access all airports in the country, Rai jeopardised national security, the agency had said after filing of an FIR in May this year.

The CBI has alleged that Rai in connivance with Roy submitted an application falsely showing himself as the of the company to get the AEP.

The company allegedly sponsored the name of Rai and forwarded the application to the BCAS, which "as a party to the criminal conspiracy" issued a permanent AEP in favour of Rai.

The AEP authorised him to access airports in violation of the laid down Air Operator Certification Guidelines and Civil Aviation Requirements, the CBI had said.

It said Rai was not technically qualified and his name was not approved by the of Civil Aviation for the post of the of

Rai was arrested by the CBI on May 3 for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions and getting an airport access pass made by the by furnishing false information.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:20 IST