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NewsCrimeNationalPolitics & Society Charge sheet in Agusta scam to be filed this year: Govt to SC

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July 15, 2016

NewsCrimeNationalPolitics & Society Charge sheet in Agusta scam to be filed this year: Govt to SC


New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that an SIT probe has been initiated in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case following the registration of FIR in 2013 and a charge sheet is likely to be filed this year.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan considered the submission of Solicitor General (SG) Ranjit Kumar and disposed of the PIL seeking court-monitored SIT probe and registration of FIR against some political leaders and others whose names have allegedly been referred to in an Italian court’s verdict in the chopper case.

During the hearing, Kumar told the bench that nobody is above law and the case is being thoroughly probed for which charge sheet will be filed in the case.

The apex court had on May 6 sought Centre’s reply on the PIL filed by advocate M L Sharma which had pressed lodging of FIR against political leaders, including UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose names have allegedly been referred to in Italian court’s verdict. CBI had in 2013 registered a case in connection with alleged bribes paid by the firm to Indians to clinch the deal for 12 helicopters to ferry VVIPs including the President and Prime Minister.


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