Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to come clean on AgustaWestland deal scam, which took place under the UPA’s tenure, before speaking on the Rafale deal.
The ED, which had arrested Michel in the money laundering case and produced him before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, had sought his 15-day custody stating that it required to “unearth how the tainted money was routed and laundered".
The petitioners have alleged that in July 2008, a bank account in the name of 'Abhishak Singh' was opened in British Virgin Islands, and on August 1, 2008, one of the firms which was purportedly involved in the deal was wound up.
The agency had arrested the Tyagi brothers and Khaitan in December last year. This was the first time that a military chief — retired or serving — was arrested in a probe into alleged corruption in defence procurement.