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Agusta Westland


PM (Manmohan) asking Cabinet on Agusta threw us to wolves: Michel

December 06, 2021 8:54 am

🔴 While Michel awaits trial in Tihar jail, The Indian Express has accessed the voluminous report on his interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate, in which he claims how he lobbied with the then UPA Government when, as he describes it, the deal was “on the edge of the cliff” before it was pushed through in 2010.

Congress questions govt call to lift ban on deals with AgustaWestland parent

November 09, 2021 2:05 am

Leonardo SpA's subsidiary AgustaWestland had been involved in the alleged scam surrounding the Rs 3,500-crore VVIP chopper deal, and the BJP had repeatedly criticised the Congress over the same.

Businessman gets bail in Agusta Westland case being probed by ED

April 05, 2021 7:04 pm

A Delhi court granted bail to Anoop Kumar Gupta, saying the ED’s contention that he may abscond ‘does not appear to have much substance’.

Foreign lawyers cannot have interviews with jail inmates as legal advisor, says Delhi court

February 25, 2020 3:46 pm

Delhi Prison Rules, 2018 permit lawyers who are registered under the Advocates Act to have legal interviews with prisoners and meet them, the court said.

VVIP chopper scam: Delhi court sends Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri to 6-day ED custody

September 05, 2019 8:16 pm

The court also noted that the ED sought Puri's custody to confront him with "voluminous documents collected" by it and to probe the roles of the co-accused.

Agusta Westland scam: Court reserves order on Ratul Puri's anticipatory bail plea for Aug 6

August 02, 2019 5:47 pm

The development comes a day after Puri told a Delhi court that the Enforcement Directorate had made “contradictory statements” pertaining to a “missing witness”.

AgustaWestland case: IT dept files 4 new chargesheets against Gautam Khaitan

June 11, 2019 2:23 pm

The ED, which is probing the role of the Delhi-based lawyer in two money laundering cases, including in the high-profile VVIP choppers case, has said he has been a beneficiary of Rs 850 crore slush funds generated out of defence deals.

AgustaWestland scam accused Gautam Khaitan gets bail in a black money case

April 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted relief to Khaitan on a personal bond or Rs 25 lakh and one surety of the like amount.

ED, Christian Michel seek enquiry into AgustaWestland charge sheet leak

April 06, 2019 8:14 pm

The ED urged the court to issue a notice to a news organisation asking it to explain how it accessed the documents, whereas Michel supported the demand of a probe while accusing the agency of politicising the matter.

AgustaWestland case: Delhi court reserves order on middleman Christian Michel's bail plea

February 16, 2019 4:31 pm

Michel has been in CBI custody after being extradited. The CBI claims that Michel entered into 12 contracts through two of his firms.