Rafale Deal: French NGO files Graft Plaint
Mediapart. Twitter was alive with the news.
#Rafale in #India : we filed a complaint with the national financial prosecutor’s office in Paris in order to clarify the conditions surrounding the sale of 36 Rafale plane by #Dassault Aviation to India in 2016. https://t.co/5AAO0IDHnz— Sherpa (@Asso_Sherpa) November 23, 2018
Big breaking from France: A reputed NGO called Sherpa has filed a corruption complaint against Dassault & the French Govt in the Rafale deal to India Cc @narendramodi— Sid (@sidmtweets) November 23, 2018
With so much of controversies and allegations is @Dassault_OnAir started manufacturing planes ? Can they take risk now ? Sherpa an NGO in France files a corruption complaint. #RafaleDeal pic.twitter.com/a6AETrq4r1— Arun Mysore (@arunmsk) November 24, 2018
A report in The Indian Express said the complaint seeks to know the “condition under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold to India in 2016” and the “choice of its Indian partner, Reliance”. Lodged at the end of October, “the complaint highlights ‘potential acts of corruption, granting of undue advantages, influence peddling, complicity of these offenses and money laundering’ by Government of France and Dassault Aviation, the maker of Rafale fighter aircraft”, the report said. Express further quoted the founder of Sherpa, William Bourdon, as telling Mediapart that “everything indicates that it is likely to be a very serious matter”, and that “the information communicated to the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office should lead to the opening of an investigation as soon as possible”.
French NGO Sherpa, which filed corruption complaint in Rafale Deal matter, is already accused of meddling in many African countries for Money. NGO is also facing defamation case as it accused Mauritian President for corruption without any proof 100 Chuhe khake Billi Haj ko chali— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) November 24, 2018