New Delhi: In a major and sensational revelation, it has come to the fore that out of Rs 360 crore bribe in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, Rs 50 crore was set aside for media alone!
Reportedly, out of Rs 360 crore amount to bribe influential people, Rs 50 crore was meant for media in connection with the controversial deal, according to a report in OneIndia News.
Earlier, it was reported that a senior journalist is under scanner of Enforcement Directorate (ED) for his role in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
It has been found that this journalist, who was working with a Hindi news channel, had travelled with his wife to Italy allegedly sponsored by AgustaWestland.
The ED officials allege that only on this journalist and his family an amount of Rs 28 lakhs was spent,
James Christian Michel, one of the middlemen, was in charge of the media. He had organised junkets for officials and media personnel.
During the investigation, the ED found that Michel had spent Rs 4 crore only on the tickets which were meant for the junkets.
Earlier, on Saturday, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had tweeted, "The first paid news journalist in AW scam to be interrogated."
The first paid news journalist in AW scam to be interrogated. On trail, ED is looking at another journo who also got Rs.5 crores from Rafael
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 7, 2016