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AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam: ED files supplementary charge sheet against ex-Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, others Read In Hindi

The charge sheet accuses them of money laundering of around 28 million Euro, punishable under sections 3 and 4 of PMLA.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 18, 2018 21:05 IST ]
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The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 34 accused in AgustaWestland helicopters bribery scam. The charge sheet names ex Air Chief SP Tyagi, his cousin, lawyer Gautam Khaitan, two Italian middlemen and others as accused. 

The charge sheet, filed through special public prosecutor NK Matta, names as accused the Tyagi brothers, including SP Tyagi, Khaitan, Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, and Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland.

The charge sheet accuses them of money laundering of around 28 million Euro, punishable under sections 3 and 4 of PMLA. 

The ED, in its charge sheet, 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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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