CBI's probe in India into alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal is at an advanced stage even as the agency is awaiting responses from eight countries to which it has sent letters rogatory in this connection, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
The CBI is unlikely to give clearance to AgustaWestland, facing alleged bribery charges, for taking part in 'Make in India' programme after the company made a request citing an Italian court order acquitting it on charges of international corruption in sale of VVIP choppers to India.
Although tainted in a scam involving VVIP helicopters, Italian firm Finmeccanica will be present at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, a year after being asked to leave the military exhibition Defexpo. AgustaWestland will, however, not come to the show.
Enforcement Directorate has sent the first set of judicial request letters to Tunisia and Italy in connection with its money laundering probe into alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a court here Monday that it will verify the process of serving summons to two Italian nationals summoned as accused in a money-laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
A court here Monday fixed Nov 28 for considering the charge-sheet filed against businessman Gautam Khaitan and others, including two Italians, in connection with its money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VIP chopper deal.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notices to Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Centre in response the bail application moved businessman Gautam Khaitan, who has ben arrested in Rs 3,600-cr VVIP chopper deal related money laundering case.
A Delhi court on Tuesday extended till November 03 the judicial custody of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will assist in the probe into money trail of alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland choppers deal with Enforcement Directorate seeking its help to send abroad about half-a-dozen judicial requests for cooperation.
Former IAF Chief S P Tyagi on Thursday said he expects the Indian investigation agencies to come to the same conclusion as the Italian agencies which found no evidence of any bribery in the controversial VVIP Helicopter deal involving AgustaWestland.
Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former IAF chief SP Tyagi, in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal.
A Delhi court on Monday asked the Enforcement Directorate to respond to a plea of a businessman charged with money laundering in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal seeking bail on the ground that an Italian court has acquitted two foreigners of graft charges.