AirAsia paid ex-CEO’s aide for meeting CMs, says audit
NEW DELHI: The “ethical concern” raised by ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry relates to alleged payments to an aide of Mittu Chandilya, former chief executive of Air Asia India Ltd (AAIL), for help in “setting up meetings with chief ministers and politicians”, says a forensic audit report by Deloitte India.
On October 25, a day after Mistry was removed, he wrote an email to the Tata Sons board saying a reporst had found fraudulent transactions worth Rs 22 crore between Air Asia and companies in India and abroad.
HT has reviewed the key findings of the Deloitte India report, commissioned by the chairman of the Tata group’s audit committee at Mistry’s insistence. The report reached Mistry, who has not been on AAIL’s board, a fortnight before he was sacked, said sources.
Ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry (left) at Bombay House on Friday.