Suitable action after obtaining evidence: Govt on chopper deal
New Delhi: The government on Friday said suitable action would be taken after obtaining evidence from Italy on alleged kickbacks in supply of Rs 3600 crore worth of 12 AW 101 VVIP helicopters.
"... After there is some evidence on whether or not any illegality took place, suitable action would be taken," Law Minister Ashwani Kumar told reporters here.
He said since the issue was brought to notice from disclosures made in Italy, the Indian government has asked the government of Italy to provide details to establish payments to anyone in India.
He said CBI is expected to take action after getting details from Italy.
Following reports in Italy on investigation in the alleged scam in a defence helicopter deal with Italian firm Finmeccanica, the government has made a fresh request for information in the matter.
The Defence Ministry has issued a show cause notice to AgustaWestland asking it to explain within seven days the bribery allegations. The notice also asked the company why the deal should not be scrapped.
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