A group of armed forces veterans has demanded that acts of corruption in the defence sector should be treated as ‘anti-national’ activities.
The probe report filed, details the alleged role played by middlemen, Michel James and Rajeev Saxena.
Businessman Ratul Puri’s name cropped up in a money laundering case linked to the high-profile AgustaWestland chopper scam investigations
According to reports, Puri approached a court seeking anticipatory bail in the case, saying that he feared that the ED might arrest him despite his cooperation in the probe owing to a political vendetta.
Rajeev Saxena is a co-accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case. The Enforcement Directorate has moved court seeking cancellation of his bail for allegedly not cooperating in the probe.
ED has alleged in its plea that Khaitan, also an accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, was still hiding his black money in overseas accounts
The ED urged the court to issue a notice to a news organisation asking it to explain how it accessed the documents, whereas Michel supported the demand of a probe while accusing the agency of politicising the matter.
The Congress had said on Friday that the ED charge sheet filed in the Agusta case before a Delhi court was a "cheap election stunt" to divert people's attention.
Addressing a press conference at the party office, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the Congress should answer as to who were referred to as ‘RG’, ‘AP’ and ‘FAM’ in documents cited by the ED.
Christian Michel, the accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers deal case, is understood to have identified the initials "AP" as Ahmed Patel, according to the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet .
The names of these leaders and journalists, are however, not as accused in the chargesheet filed before a city court.
The ED said that it had examined Saxena's statement and that he would be an important witness in the case.
A Delhi court Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to interrogate Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who was arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, inside the Tihar jail.
The court has imposed certain conditions on Rajeev Saxena and said he will not tamper with evidence and join investigation as and when called.
A Delhi court on Friday extended till February 25 the interim bail granted to Rajiv Saxena who has been arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money-laundering case.
Christian Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on December 22 last year.
The court asked the lawyer appearing for the ED whether the bail was not being opposed on merits, to which he replied that he was relying only on Saxena's medical condition as he is suffering from leukamia.
Christian Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 22 last year. He was sent to judicial custody in both the ED and the CBI cases.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Photo by AP/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.PTI Photo
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP
Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in ChandigarhPTI Photo
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