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FIR registered by CBI against UK based NRI Vipin Khanna in Embraer deal
The CBI has filed an FIR against NRI defence consultant Vipin Khanna for the aircraft deal scam worth over $5.70 million with Brazilian company Embraer in 2008. A case has been registered against the UK based NRI.

As per the reports, 87-year-old Khanna is accused of receiving nearly $6 million from Embraer, the world's third largest aircraft maker, to broker the deal. It is alleged that payoffs were routed through Austria and Switzerland.

This is not the first time that Khanna will be investigated by the CBI, earlier also he was probed by Indian agencies in 2006 in connection with the oil-for-food scam in 2006, where his son Aditya Khanna was named as the main beneficiary.

In recent past, the Central government has asked CBI to investigate the case of the three aircraft deal, which were to be used by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for air-borne radar systems.

DRDO had purchased three aircraft from Embraer in 2008 and customized them for serving air-borne radar system known as airborne early-warning and control systems or AWACS for the Indian Air Force. The company has been under investigation by the US Justice Department since 2010.

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