The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the alleged receipt of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP AgustaWestland deal, will send Letters Rogatory (LR) to Mauritius after a Delhi court gave a green signal.
“The judicial request, which has now been cleared by a city court, will be sent via the ministry of external affairs to Mauritius by Saturday. We have sought information on a firm named IDS Mauritius that is a case accused,” said a CBI source.
The agency is also in the process of sending a judicial request, each to the United Kingdom, Italy and Tunisia to get details on certain accused companies and persons involved in the conspiracy, said the source.
The LR is a judicial request issued by a competent court to a foreign court and processed by to acquire information on individuals and entities being probed.
The CBI had in March had booked former air force chief SP Tyagi and 12 others on allegations related to bribery and cheating as part of its probe.
Italian authorities have recently handed over to the CBI the transcripts of telephonic conversations among accused involved in the case, including two alleged European middlemen, Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, by them as part of their probe.
The Italian authorities had given a compact disc, containing some of the intercepted conversations, to Indian diplomatic officials in Milan.
“The CBI will soon grill Tyagi and three of his cousins, who were named as accused in our FIR. We will scrutinise contents of the intercepted conversations to get clues as part of our probe,” said the source.