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VVIP chopper scam: ED files chargesheet against 7, including ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi

PTI
Published : Jul 18, 2018, 3:35 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 3:37 pm IST

ED has filed a supplementary chargesheet against ex-Air Force Chief, 2 cousins, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, 2 Italian middlemen and Finmeccanica.

The chargesheet, filed through special public prosecutor N K Matta, names as accused the Tyagi brothers, including S P Tyagi, Khaitan, Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, and Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland. (Photo: PTI)
 The chargesheet, filed through special public prosecutor N K Matta, names as accused the Tyagi brothers, including S P Tyagi, Khaitan, Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, and Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a supplementary chargesheet in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper bribery scam against former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, his two cousins, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, two Italian middlemen and Finmeccanica.

The chargesheet was filed before special judge Arvind Kumar and will be taken up for consideration on July 20.

The chargesheet, filed through special public prosecutor N K Matta, names as accused the Tyagi brothers, including S P Tyagi, Khaitan, Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, and Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland.

The chargesheet accuses them of money laundering of around 28 million Euro.

The ED, in its chargesheet, has said that money has been laundered through multiple foreign companies which were used as fronts to park alleged kickbacks.

The court was hearing a money laundering case connected with the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.

On January 1, 2014, India had scrapped the contract with Finmeccanica's British subsidiary AgustaWestland for supplying 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers to the IAF over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of kickbacks of Rs 423 crore paid by it to secure the deal.

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