Air India chief denies allegations of corruption

An Air India executive on Thursday denied allegations of money laundering in his company and said there was “no such money” at stake.

The comments by Rahul Sinha, chief operating officer of Air India, came as Air India’s board of directors is to meet for the first time in more than three weeks.

Sinha said the allegations against him were baseless and were based on a story which was fabricated.

“There is no such money at stake,” he said.

Sinh told reporters that there was no corruption at Air India in any way.

“We are not in any shape or form involved in any corruption, no,” he added.

The company’s board is scheduled to meet in Bengaluru on Sunday.

The board will discuss the airline’s performance in the third quarter of the financial year ending March 31, 2019.

Air India said on Monday that it was not prepared to comment on the allegations made against Sinha.

In April, the company’s former chief executive officer, Deepak Bhattacharya, quit amid the scandal.

The board had said it was looking into the resignation.