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Congress Leader Salman Khurshid’s Name Crops Up In AgustaWestland VVIP chopper

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has refused to comment on the issue

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Congress Leader Salman Khurshid’s Name Crops Up In AgustaWestland VVIP chopper
India had entered into an agreement with AgustaWestland to supply 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers to ferry VVIP passengers. The deal was cancelled by India in 2014 over bribery allegations.
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Congress Leader Salman Khurshid’s Name Crops Up In AgustaWestland VVIP chopper
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2020-11-17T23:00:01+05:30

After a media report claimed that his name finds mention in the statements of the key accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said he cannot respond to it until he knows the context in which his name has been mentioned.

A report in a national daily on Tuesday said that not just former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri but his son Bakul Nath, too, along with Congress leaders Khurshid and Ahmed Patel, find mention in the interrogation statements of Rajiv Saxena, the key accused in the Rs 3,000-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.

The BJP on Tuesday attacked the Congress over the issue with senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saying his party demands that the Congress not maintain silence on this grave issue.

Apart from several political leaders, three Indian journalists also have been named by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the case. The names of these leaders and journalists, are however, not as presented as accused in the chargesheet filed before the court.

As per the chargesheet, British national and one of the middlemen of the scrapped deal, Christian Michel, had used important personalities in the field of media in order to influence the public opinion.

Reports claim that the chargesheet mentions that Michel used media personalities as evident from trail of payment made to one Raju Santhanam.

(With PTI inputs)

 


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