AgustaWestland chopper scam: ED arrests Ratul Puri in money laundering case; Delhi court sends businessman to judicial custody

  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested businessman Ratul Puri for his alleged involvement in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper money laundering cas

  • A Delhi court remanded him to one-day judicial custody and said it would hear on Thursday the agency's plea seeking his custody.

  • Puri had earlier filed an application in the court seeking to surrender in the case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested businessman Ratul Puri for his alleged involvement in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper money laundering case.

 AgustaWestland chopper scam: ED arrests Ratul Puri in money laundering case; Delhi court sends businessman to judicial custody

File image of Ratul Puri. News18 Hindi

Following Puri's arrest, a Delhi court remanded him to one-day judicial custody and said it would hear on Thursday the agency's plea seeking his custody.

The accused, who is in judicial custody till 17 September in connection with a bank fraud case, was produced before the court after it issued a production warrant yesterday.

Puri, who is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, had earlier filed an application in the court seeking to surrender in the case.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica's British subsidiary AgustaWestland.

The deal was scrapped by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in 2014 over the alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of payment of kickbacks for securing the deal.

Updated Date: Sep 04, 2019 23:28:37 IST