The Central Bureau of Investigation, on Wednesday, has booked Arvind Jadhav, the former chairman and managing director of Air India, for handing out out-of-turn promotions and appointments of officials in the state-run airline company. The CBI accuses Jadhav of forming an illegal promotion panel to recommend suitable candidates for promotions for the rank of general manager during the financial year 2009-10.
The agency has also booked five officials including Dr (Ms) LP Nakhwa (now retired), former general manager (medical services); A Kathpalia, former additional general manager; Amitabh Singh, former additional general manager and Rohit Bhasin, former additional general manager. They were all recommended and promoted by the “illegal” panel.
The CBI said, “Jadhav, (in) conspiracy with Nakhwa, had abused his official position in order to appoint her as a member of promotion panel committee and giving promotion to her without following due process for promotion.”
According to the investigation agency, a criminal case was pending against A Kathpalia, and despite complaints were also pending against Amitabh Singh and Rohit Bhasin, they were given vigilance clearance and promoted by the panel.