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CBI summons Air Asia Director over graft charge


New Delhi :The CBI has summoned R Ramachandran Venkataramanan, Director of AirAsia India, on July 3 for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in attempts to get international operations clearances from the government, sources said.
They said the agency had recently questioned chief financial officer of the airlines Deepak Mahendra. It is alleged that accused promoters of the company and board of directors allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy with unidentified government officials through lobbyists to expedite the approval process for AirAsia India and change aviation policies to suit the company.