Augusta Westland scam: CBI focusing on 50 mn euros trail

By: | Updated: July 27, 2016 5:29 PM

After a brief sabbatical, CBI is all set to begin investigations in the Augusta Westland case, as CBI Sources said on Wednesday.

The deal with UK based Augusta Westland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the Indian Airforce during the the Congress-led UPA government in 2010 was puton hold as charges of bribery among the middleman came to light. (Reuters)The deal with UK based Augusta Westland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the Indian Airforce during the the Congress-led UPA government in 2010 was puton hold as charges of bribery among the middleman came to light. (Reuters)

After a brief sabbatical, CBI is all set to resume investigations in the Augusta Westland case, as CBI Sources said on Wednesday. The case that got big wigs from Sonia Gandhi, ex-PM Manmohan Singh to former chief of the IAF, SP Tyagi accused is now going to resume at a faster pace, the CBI hopes.

The deal with UK based Augusta Westland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the Indian Airforce during the the Congress-led UPA government in 2010 was puton hold as charges of bribery among the middleman came to light. Since then, the probe has been going on by the CBI.

The CBI had been waiting for a response from 8 countries including over the money trail of about 50 million euros involved in the scam and now after this brief interval, the probe hopefully will speed up. CBI had already conducted a round of investigations but after receiving responses on the Letter Roagtorys(LRs) only will the crucial measures can be taken.

In the same connection, the CBI team recently visited Italy as well and got some information from police authorities. However, the source added that except Italy, CBI has not received any response from Mauritius, British Virgin Islands, UK, Switzerland, UAE and Singapore. The suspected routes of money was trailed from Tunisia and Mauritius.

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