Enforcement Directorate Files Fresh Chargesheet In AgustaWestland Case

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| July 18 , 2018 , 17:55 IST

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. The chargesheet was filed before special judge Arvind Kumar in the Patiala House Court. 

The ED framed charges against former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi, his two cousins, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, two Italian middlemen and Finmeccanica (parent company of AgustaWestland).

 The chargesheet will be taken up for consideration on July 20. The charge sheet, 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.

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Earlier in September 2017, the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed a chargesheet against former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, former Air Marshal J.S. Gujral and 10 others in the following case.

As per the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate, AgustaWestland International Limited had paid 58 million Euros as kickbacks through Tunisia-based Gordian Services Sarl and IDS Sarl.

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These companies dew off the money in the name of consultancy contracts to Interstellar Technologies Ltd and others and these funds were further transferred to Dubai-based UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings Ltd in Dubai.

Earlier in January 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. The first chargesheet was filed by the ED in November 2014.

(With  Inputs from ANI)