AgustaWestland scam: ED conducts fresh raids in Delhi, Mumbai; seizes properties worth crores

ED freezes shares worth Rs 86.07 crore owned by companies in Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore in the chopper scam case.

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
AgustaWestland scam: ED conducts fresh raids in Delhi, Mumbai; seizes properties worth crores

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday conducted searches at 10 multiple locations in three metro cities in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad in connection with AgustaWestland chopper scam. 

However, it is not yet known that at whose premises the raids by Enforcement Directorate officials were conducted. 

The PTI report stated further that based on searches, ED froze shares worth Rs 86.07 crore owned by companies in Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore in the chopper scam case.

On Wednesday, the Enforcement Directorate had filed a charge sheet against Christian Michel James and two other middlemen in connection with the VVIP chopper gate.

Christian Michel James is allegedly the key middleman in the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal.

Michel has been accused by the CBI and the ED of working at the behest of AgustaWestland and its parent Italian major Finmeccanica.

He has been accused of routing funds to India meant to bribe officials.

He had asserted that he never met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and that he is ready to be questioned by Indian investigators, as he wants to clear his name.