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AgustaWestland scam: SC to hear PIL seeking FIR against Sonia, Manmohan today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will today hear a plea seeking FIR against the people allegedly bribed in the AgustaWestland chopper scam including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh. The apex court

India TV Politics Desk Published on: May 07, 2016 8:46 IST
Sonia Gandhi- Manmohan Singh
Sonia Gandhi- Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will today hear a plea seeking FIR against the people allegedly bribed in the AgustaWestland chopper scam including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh.

The apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh yesterday issued a notice to the Central government on the PIL by advocate ML Sharma, seeking a court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team into the allegations of bribe taking.

The petitioner said the CBI was not taking action against high-profile politicians despite their names featuring in the order passed by an Italian court.

The Italian court had mentioned the names in the context of a diary of middleman Charles Michel, who had reportedly referred to the names of the Congress leaders as those VVIPs likely to use the helicopters.

The petitioner advocate urged the court to decide whether the decision of the Italian court was not enough to "implicate and prosecute" the people whose names find mention in the judgment under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The PIL also asked if the investigation into the matter involving "high profile" people could be left to be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation or it should be supervised by the top court.

The PIL urged the court to address if the lowering of the helicopter's altitude scaling capacity from 6,000 metres to 4,500 metres to facilitate AgustaWestland to qualify as suppliers was not a serious criminal offence compromising national security.

 

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