AugustaWestland Accused Gautam Khaitan Arrested In Fresh Money Laundering Case

| January 26 , 2019 , 18:11 IST

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the AgustaWestland case, for money laundering under the Black Money Act, reported ANI on Saturday.

As per reports a fresh criminal case under the PMLA was filed by the ED against Khaitan on the basis of a case filed by the Income Tax Department against him under Section 51 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, reported PTI.

According to media reports, Khaitan was allegedly involved in laundering money using multiple bank accounts and routing money through countries like Dubai, UK, Zambia, Tunisia, Kenya, Mauritius, Singapore, Switzerland, and other countries.

Reportedly, the investigative agencies have got fresh leads against Khaitan after the questioning of Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland, who was extradited by India from Dubai in December last, reported PTI.

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Khaitan had been arrested by the ED and the CBI a few years ago in connection with their probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland case and now he was on bail.