CBI files FIR against Cadbury India Ltd for illegally obtaining license for Himachal factory

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an FIR against Cadbury India Ltd for alleged irregularities and corruption in obtaining licenses for its factory in Himachal Pradesh in 2009-10, officials said on Wednesday.

After registering the FIR, the CBI carried out searches at ten locations in Solan, Baddi, Mohali, Pinjore and Mumbai, they said. The FIR is an outcome of a preliminary enquiry registered by the agency, which showed that the company allegedly “paid bribes, misrepresented facts and manipulated records to fraudulently avail area-based exemption benefits (Central Excise and Income Tax) in Baddi,

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