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AirAsia offices raided in illegal licence probe

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA’S federal police on Tuesday (29) raided lo­cal offices of budget carrier AirAsia as investiga­tors accused the airline’s boss Tony Fernandes of illegally obtaining operating licences. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it was probing allegations that Fernandes illicitly lobbied Indian officials for favourable treatment of licences for his Malaysian-based carrier. “We have filed a case against Air Asia chief To­ny Fernandes, his colleagues and government officers over procuring licences illegally,” CBI of­ficial RK Gaur said. Officers raided AirAsia offices in major Indian cities as part of its investigation, he added. AirAsia denied any wrongdoing and is working with…

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