27 Feb '11, 12am

Head of Indian state firm held in graft probe: NEW DELHI : The head of India's state-run National Aluminium Co w...

Head of Indian state firm held in graft probe: NEW DELHI : The head of India's state-run National Aluminium Co w...

NEW DELHI : The head of India's state-run National Aluminium Co was in custody Saturday on bribery charges, after a court order, heaping fresh embarrassment on the scandal-tainted Congress government. NALCO chairman Abhay Kumar Srivastava along with his wife and two others were arrested late Friday on bribery charges, marking the latest in a string of corruption scandals that have shaken the government. Srivastava, who has been suspended from his post, is accused of taking gold and cash for brokering a deal with a business group in central Madhya Pradesh state, according to the federal Central Bureau of Investigation. NALCO, headquartered in mineral-rich eastern Orissa state, is a major player in aluminium production in Asia and is known as one of India's state-owned "crown jewels." The federal agency said it had seized nearly 11 kilograms of gold and 2.95 million rupees (...

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