New Delhi: After successfull completion of the aero show, the Indian Air Force is now facing charges of corruption as a senior officer is accused of accepting bribe for favouring a foreign company.

A Wing Commander was caught red-handed accepting bribe from a foreign company for giving it a prominent space in the just concluded 8th edition of Aero India in Bengaluru.

Air Force spokesman Wing Commander T K Singha confirmed the reports and said a court of inquiry would be set up to take up all aspects of the bribery case.

According to sources in the IAF, Wing Commander A K Thakur had accepted a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the Aircraft Company, DASO, for giving it a prominent place at the Aero India.

After receiving a tip off about the deal, senior officials caught Thakur red handed. If the charges are proved against him, the service of the senior officer could be terminated.

Wing Commander Thakur was engaged in making arrangements for the Aero India from February 9-13.

Sources claim that he had confessed to his crime. It is also alleged that the official was involved in accepting huge sum of foreign currency also.

JPN/Bureau