London/New Delhi : The UK Serious Fraud Office started criminal proceedings against French major Alstom SA for alleged corruption related to large transport projects in India and two other countries.             A diversified group with global footprints, Alstom is into rail, power and electricity transmission sectors. The SFO has commenced criminal proceedings against an Alstom company in the UK by written charge, as part of an ongoing investigation.

When contacted, an Alstom spokesperson told PTI said the company was in touch with the SFO with regard to these investigations and would continue to cooperate on the same.

While the SFO statement did not disclose specific details about the Indian project, earlier reports have said Alstom was being investigated for alleged instances of corruption with regard to its work for Delhi Metro project in India, along with some others.

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