AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case: ED files supplementary chargesheet against alleged defence agent Sushen Mohan Gupta

It is suspected that Gupta has in his possession payment details of the Rs 3,600-crore deal to purchase AgustaWestland VVIP choppers.

Press Trust of India May 22, 2019 17:04:22 IST
AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case: ED files supplementary chargesheet against alleged defence agent Sushen Mohan Gupta
  • The ED on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet before a Delhi court against Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent.

  • The agency filed the supplementary chargesheet against Gupta before Special Judge Arvind Kumar.

  • Gupta was arrested by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and is in judicial custody.

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet before a Delhi court against Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the alleged AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, in a money laundering case.

The agency filed the supplementary chargesheet against Gupta before Special Judge Arvind Kumar.

AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case ED files supplementary chargesheet against alleged defence agent Sushen Mohan Gupta

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Gupta was arrested by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and is in judicial custody.

He moved a bail application which will he heard on Thursday, when the court considers the chargesheet.

While filing the final report, the ED informed the judge that the statement of Rajiv Saxena, another middleman who recently turned approver in the case, and certain diaries were submitted before the court in a sealed cover.

"Those diaries have classified information and it would not be in the interest of justice that the diaries be shared with the other side," ED's special public prosecutors DP Singh and NK Matta told the court.

The agency told the court that there was clinching evidence of Gupta's role in the chopper scam as well as in various other defence deals.

The chargesheet also consists information regarding different e-mail ids that were being used, besides several hard disks, agency's advocate Samvedna Verma told the court.

ED had said Gupta's role in the case came to light on the basis of disclosures made by Saxena, who turned approver in the case after he was deported from the UAE and arrested by the agency.

It is suspected that Gupta has in his possession payment details of the Rs 3,600-crore deal to purchase AgustaWestland VVIP choppers.

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