Delhi Metro scam: Alstom charged with over 3 million Euros ‘bribery’



Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Tuesday placed charges in court against engineering major Alstom Network UK Ltd related to bribing officials and agents of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to the tune of over 3 million Euros to secure contracts.

The hearing in the case, which began in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, will have its next hearing in the Southwark Crown Court on 6 October.

Of the six charges filed against the company in court, two relate to the DMRC contract, and the rest to its activities in Poland and Tunisia.

The SFO charge is that certain directors of Alstom “did corruptly give or agree to give payments to an official or officials or other agents” of the DMRC to secure the contracts between 1 August 2000 and 9 August 2006. More info