France probe into raffle deal; Allegations of corruption will be investigated

At first glance

A special judge has been appointed.

The investigation began on June 14

New Delhi: France has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption in the Rafale warplane deal. The Financial Crimes Branch of the French Prosecution Service is investigating allegations that the warplane deal was overcharged.

A special judge has been appointed for this purpose. The French media reported that the investigation had been underway since June 14.

The allegations against former French President Franസ്ois Hollande will be investigated. Allegations against the president include corruption and nepotism.

The allegations stem from the purchase of 37 warplanes worth Rs 56,000 crore. The agreement is between the governments. The high-profile allegations in India are that the aircraft was bought at a high price and the technology was not transferred.

The deal was earlier investigated in India. But the Supreme Court also found that there was no irregularity.

If the French investigation finds another, there will be strong criticism of the central government.

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