AugustaWestland chopper case: ED moves Delhi court seeking cancellation of bail to Rajiv Saxena for not cooperating in probe
Rajeev Saxena, director of two-Dubai based firms, is one of the accused named in the chargesheet filed by the ED in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland chopper scam.
Yogi Adityanath alleges that Congress leaders got Rs 150 cr bribe in AgustaWestland deal; says party played with nation's security
Attacking Congress over the AgustaWestland deal, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged the party leaders had got Rs 150 crore bribe for the helicopters purchase transaction during the previous UPA regime.
In July, the ED filed a fresh chargesheet in a Delhi court accusing former AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica directors Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini and ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi of money laundering in a VVIP chopper bribery scam case.
It isn't funny that a 'CBI special court' has virtually 'slapped' the CBI while granting bail to Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi (retired) in the AugustaWestland probe
Former IAF chief SP Tyagi on Wednesday sought bail from a special court on the ground that there was no apprehension of him fleeing from justice as all evidences in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case were documentary in nature and have already been seized by the CBI.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that the government wants to discuss the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal in Parliament, following allegations of kickbacks paid to political leaders and officers
The CBI informed the court that some material were in possession of the investigating agency from Switzerland, Italy and other countries for which more time for custodial interrogation of the accused is needed.
Ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry created a stir in his battle with the Tatas when he linked one of its directors Vijay Singh to the VVIP chopper scam, a charge vehemently denied by the latter.
The changed specification of VVIP helicopters, especially the reduction in service ceiling, were made under the advice of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), said former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief SP Tyagi
In February 2010, the ruling congress-led UPA government signed a government a contract with UK-based AgustaWestland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for the Indian Air Force for Rs 3600 crore.
Manmohan Singh might be one of the greatest economists India has ever produced but his erudition does not bestow upon him the moral authority to take the high ground on corruption
Arrested in 2014 for allegedly laundering bribe money in AgustaWestland deal, Delhi lawyer Gautam Khaitan, is speculated to have turned into an approver in the case, according to India Today.
But knowing the maverick politician, Subramanian Swamy, the last words have not yet been said on the Agusta deal.
In a bid to buttress the allegations of Congress' involvement in AgustaWestland scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said all those who were linked to the tainted VVIP chopper deal were given "good positions" following their retirement.
Public Accounts Committee of Parliament headed by senior Congress leader K V Thomas, which was reconstituted this week, is likely to take up the contentious AgustaWestland case, an issue which has created a political firestorm both within and outside Parliament.
Sonia and Rahul are no Indira Gandhi. The latter fought her battles within the party and outside as a political warrior.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the BJP and Congress were "dharna parties" and that only AAP delivered on governance
Why would the BJP decline the demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the AgustaWestland issue? Its position that the CBI probe into the matter is in an advanced stage and thus it’s not the right time to disturb it, does not wash
Defence Minster Manohar Parrikar launched a strongly-worded offensive against the UPA government over the AgustaWestlandissue.