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Agusta middleman Guido’s note referring to ‘AP’ seems real: Italian judge

On a day when the Rajya Sabha witnessed a debate on the AgustaWestland controversy, the Italian judge who convicted two Italian officials in the VVIP chopper scam has said he has not given a clean chit to any Indian politician in the case.

india Updated: May 05, 2016 08:52 IST
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Judge Maiga said middleman Guido Haschke’s note referring to ‘AP’ — that Opposition claims referred to Ahmed Patel — and other politicians seemed authentic.
Judge Maiga said middleman Guido Haschke’s note referring to ‘AP’ — that Opposition claims referred to Ahmed Patel — and other politicians seemed authentic.(Agusta website)

On a day when the Rajya Sabha witnessed a debate on the AgustaWestland controversy, the Italian judge who convicted two Italian officials in the VVIP chopper scam has said he has not given a clean chit to any Indian politician in the case.

Judge Marco Maria Maiga told TV channels that his judgment is not final, and it is up to the Indian government to investigate its politicians. He added the UPA government did not provide sufficient documents for the probe.

News channel NDTV quoted Judge Maiga as saying, “We were hoping for many more, but only three papers were sent by India.”

He also said middleman Guido Haschke’s note referring to ‘AP’ — that Opposition claims referred to Ahmed Patel — and other politicians seemed authentic.

Judge Maiga told another news channel that based on the evidence with them, the court in its judgment has said “probably” former air chief marshal SP Tyagi and his family were not the only people who received the money to have AgustaWestland win the deal.