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Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad(ANI photo)

Whenever you think of kickback in defence deal, think of Congress leaders: BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:39 PM IST
No deal without a deal and no contract without a cut has been the policy of Congress leaders, the BJP said on Tuesday, attacking the opposition party over reports of kickbacks allegedly received by its members in the AgustaWestland chopper deal.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(PTI)
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(PTI)

AgustaWestland case: No defence deal complete without kickbacks during Congress tenure, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Addressing the media, Prasad said the Congress should clarify their stand on the names of the leaders in AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam
Rajiv Saxena, is an accused turned approver in the AgustaWestland case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)
Rajiv Saxena, is an accused turned approver in the AgustaWestland case.(Sanchit Khanna/HT photo)

AgustaWestland case: Delhi HC directs authorities to return passport of Rajiv Saxena

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has directed the concerned authorities to return the passport of Rajiv Saxena, whose passport was impounded in view of the seriousness of the charges and the likelihood of him fleeing from the process of the court and to a third country.
British National Christian Michel James(File photo)
British National Christian Michel James(File photo)

AgustaWestland scam: Court to pass order on cognisance of charge sheet on September 25

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:47 PM IST
AgustaWestland case: A Delhi Monday reserved order on whether to take cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet against British National Christian Michel James and businessman Rajeev Saxena in the AgustaWestland chopper scam.
Among those arraigned as accused in the CBI charge sheet, filed on Friday, are Rajiv Saxena, a middleman who was deported to India from Dubai in January 2019 and was made an approver in the case by the Enforcement Directorate in April the same year.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Among those arraigned as accused in the CBI charge sheet, filed on Friday, are Rajiv Saxena, a middleman who was deported to India from Dubai in January 2019 and was made an approver in the case by the Enforcement Directorate in April the same year.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

AugustaWestland case: CBI names Rajiv Saxena in second charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:49 AM IST
ED has accused Saxena of being a “hawala operator” who ran accommodation entry business in Dubai through shell companies. Accommodation entry is an aspect of money laundering where a sum of money is broken up and moved to several accounts over a period of time so as to make the transaction difficult to trace.
James Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, is seen in this file photo.(HT Photo)
James Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, is seen in this file photo.(HT Photo)

AgustaWestland scam: CBI files supplementary charge sheet against middlemen Christian Michel James, Rajiv Saxena and 13 others

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The supplementary charge sheet has been filed without naming former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma, and four Indian Air Force (IAF) officials against whom prosecution sanction was sought in March this year.
Former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma(HT Photo)
Former defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma(HT Photo)

Ex-defence secy played key role in AgustaWestland deal: CBI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:11 AM IST
CBI last week sought sanction to prosecute Sharma, Kunte and three other IAF officers, while Gujral was named an accused in its first charge sheet in the case in September 2017.
A file photo of an AgustaWestland helicopter.(HT Photo)
A file photo of an AgustaWestland helicopter.(HT Photo)

AgustaWestland case: CBI seeks sanction to prosecute ex-CAG, 4 IAF officers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:16 PM IST
A supplementary charge sheet, detailing the alleged roles played by Sharma, Panesar, Kunte, Mathew and Santosh, is ready and will be filed as soon as the government accords sanction
Shravan Gupta is the managing director of realty firm MGF.(ANI Photo)
Shravan Gupta is the managing director of realty firm MGF.(ANI Photo)

VVIP chopper scam: ED raids on Shravan Gupta part of hunt for ‘real beneficiaries’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:17 PM IST
The CBI, in its chargesheet filed in September 2017, claimed that one of the middlemen Christian Michel had signed an agreement with AgustaWestland for Euro 28 million, with the “family” to be “honoured in full”.
The deal to purchase 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland was scrapped by India in 2014.(File Photo/agustawestland.com)
The deal to purchase 12 VVIP choppers from Italy-based Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland was scrapped by India in 2014.(File Photo/agustawestland.com)

AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case: ED raids premises linked to businessman Shravan Gupta

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Officials believe businessman Shravan Gupta had links with European middleman Guido Haschke, who played a key role in bringing the bribe money to India.
Rajiv Saxena (centre) was deported to India from the UAE on January 31, 2019, and arrested under money laundering act.(Reuters file photo)
Rajiv Saxena (centre) was deported to India from the UAE on January 31, 2019, and arrested under money laundering act.(Reuters file photo)

AgustaWestland case: Rajiv Saxena’s villa, bank accounts attached

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:41 AM IST
The villa is worth 20 million dirhams and the money attached in five accounts is worth $45.5 million, the agency, which probes financial crimes, said in a press statement on Friday.
Rajiv Saxena, an accused-turned-approver in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, was deported to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January last year and arrested under the money laundering act. (File photo Reuters)
Rajiv Saxena, an accused-turned-approver in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, was deported to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January last year and arrested under the money laundering act. (File photo Reuters)

ED attaches assets worth Rs 385 cr from AugustaWestland scam accused Rajiv Saxena

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by AshutoshTripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The assets include a villa in Palm Jumeirah (Dubai) worth 20 million Dirhams and money in five Swiss bank accounts totalling US dollars 45.5 million which all adds up to Rs 385 crore.
File phot of Christian Michel. (HT)
File phot of Christian Michel. (HT)

AgustaWestland scam accused cites Covid-19 risk in bail plea, SC declines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Christian Michel, 59, had prayed for interim bail stating that the Covid-19 pandemic posed a grave risk to him considering his age.
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian is in judicial custody from January 2019 and has been lodged in Tihar jail for 16 months now. He was extradited by the CBI from Dubai in December 2018.(AP File)
AgustaWestland scam accused middleman Michel Christian is in judicial custody from January 2019 and has been lodged in Tihar jail for 16 months now. He was extradited by the CBI from Dubai in December 2018.(AP File)

Alleged middleman Michel bail plea over Covid-19 denied; you are in a separate cell, says judge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Justice Mukta Gupta said that the petitioner is lodged in a separate cell with only two other prisoners and thus, is not in a barrack or dormitory where there are a number of prisons.
Enforcement Directorate said some ultra-rich or high net-worth individuals (HNIs) create corporate structures across various foreign jurisdictions to transfer unaccounted funds
Enforcement Directorate said some ultra-rich or high net-worth individuals (HNIs) create corporate structures across various foreign jurisdictions to transfer unaccounted funds

India’s ultra-rich create havens abroad to siphon funds, says ED

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 05:34 AM IST
In a charge sheet filed on November 2 against Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri in connection with alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal, ED has a separate section dealing with the modus operandi adopted by such individuals to launder the proceeds of crime,particularly the foreign entities they create to do so.
A Delhi court has sought responses from the CBI and the ED on a plea by Christian Michel seeking an enquiry against the two probe agencies for allegedly trying to interfere with the consular access given to him.(PTI File Photo)
A Delhi court has sought responses from the CBI and the ED on a plea by Christian Michel seeking an enquiry against the two probe agencies for allegedly trying to interfere with the consular access given to him.(PTI File Photo)

Court seeks CBI, ED reply on Christian Michel plea in Agusta case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 03:56 AM IST
Filed through advocate Sriram Parakkat on November 8, the plea said the officials of the probe agencies checked all the articles and books sent by the family through the British High Commission. “Even though it is objected by the consular they tried to go through the articles which were carried by the consular...,” the plea said.
One of the main allegations against Ratul Puri is that he received a total of $150,000 from a charge-sheeted entity called Intersteller that, the Enforcement Directorate claims, received in kickbacks from IDS Tunisia, which in turn received it from AgustaWestland.(PTI)
One of the main allegations against Ratul Puri is that he received a total of $150,000 from a charge-sheeted entity called Intersteller that, the Enforcement Directorate claims, received in kickbacks from IDS Tunisia, which in turn received it from AgustaWestland.(PTI)

MP CM Kamal Nath’s nephew asked friend to destroy evidence: ED charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 06:03 AM IST
In the 93-page supplementary charge sheet against Puri filed in court on Saturday, the ED gives details about how the anti-money laundering agency received a tip-off to that effect which led it to raid the residence of his friend Niamat Singh, a lawyer by profession, on September 7, 2019.
Reference to Kamal Nath’s son in the charge sheet is in the mention of a booking of tickets for a year-end trip to Phuket, Thailand.(ANI photo)
Reference to Kamal Nath’s son in the charge sheet is in the mention of a booking of tickets for a year-end trip to Phuket, Thailand.(ANI photo)

ED links emails in Agusta money trail to Kamal Nath’s nephew

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 05:31 AM IST
The AgustaWestland case centres on allegations that bribes were paid to middlemen, perhaps even politicians, when India agreed to buy 12 AgustaWestland helicopters built by Italian defence manufacturing giant Finmeccanica.
The Enforcement Directorate, in a charge sheet filed in a bank fraud case, has said that businessman Ratul Puri was living a lavish lifestyle with the banks’ money(Mint)
The Enforcement Directorate, in a charge sheet filed in a bank fraud case, has said that businessman Ratul Puri was living a lavish lifestyle with the banks’ money(Mint)

Kamal Nath’s nephew led a lavish life with banks’ money: ED

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka and Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 04:12 AM IST
One of the clubs he frequented in the US is the Provocateur Night Club, the ED said, adding that Puri and his cousin Bakul Nath (Kamal Nath’s son) , were both frequent visitors and that Puri once spent an exorbitant amount in the course of a single night at the club.
In the show cause notice, the case officer was asked to explain how the lapse happened. Puri was later arrested in August.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
In the show cause notice, the case officer was asked to explain how the lapse happened. Puri was later arrested in August.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ED removes officer who let Ratul Puri slip away during toilet break

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Puri was recently arrested in a money laundering probe case linked to an alleged bank fraud case and placed under arrest in the VVIP choppers deal case too by the ED.
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, was taken into custody by the CBI on December 5, 2018 after his extradition from Dubai.(Photo: PTI)
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, was taken into custody by the CBI on December 5, 2018 after his extradition from Dubai.(Photo: PTI)

CBI seeks court nod to quiz Michel in AgustaWestland case

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:19 PM IST
CBI has also sought specimen of Michel’s signature and handwriting for further probe.
Puri was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the bank fraud related case last week after he appeared before the central probe agency in the chopper case after it slapped a fresh criminal case against him and others, taking cognisance of a CBI FIR.(HT image)
Puri was arrested under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the bank fraud related case last week after he appeared before the central probe agency in the chopper case after it slapped a fresh criminal case against him and others, taking cognisance of a CBI FIR.(HT image)

Court extends ED custody of Kamal Nath’s nephew by 4 days

New Delhi | By HTC and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:23 AM IST
The ED had arrested Puri on August 20 in a money laundering case arising out of the bank loan fraud case.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri (left) leaves Enforcement Directorate office after being arrested in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank loan fraud case, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019.(PTI)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri (left) leaves Enforcement Directorate office after being arrested in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank loan fraud case, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019.(PTI)

Ratul Puri, jailed in bank fraud case, moves Delhi court to surrender in AgustaWestland money laundering case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:28 PM IST
Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, filed the plea before Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who has put up the matter for Friday.
Businessman Ratul Puri was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a bank fraud case on Tuesday.(ANI)
Businessman Ratul Puri was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a bank fraud case on Tuesday.(ANI)

Delhi HC rejects Ratul Puri’s anticipatory bail plea in VIP chopper scam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Ratul Puri is under probe for alleged money laundering in the Rs 3,600 crore VIP chopper scam.
Ratul Puri told a Delhi court that he was willing to join the probe into the AgustaWestland chopper scam case.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Ratul Puri told a Delhi court that he was willing to join the probe into the AgustaWestland chopper scam case.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Ratul Puri willing to join probe in Chopper scam, seeks cancellation of NBW against him

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Puri told special judge Arvind Kumar that he wrote some e-mails to the Enforcement Directorate expressing his desire to join the investigation but the agency did not respond.
Ratul Puri approached the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order dismissing his anticipatory bail.(Photo: Twitter/@RatulPuri72))
Ratul Puri approached the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order dismissing his anticipatory bail.(Photo: Twitter/@RatulPuri72))

ED to respond on Ratul Puri’s anticipatory bail by Aug 20

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 04:30 PM IST
The Delhi High Court asked the Enforcement Directorate to state the developments in the case, reasons why it needed custodial interrogation of Puri and the details and extent of the property attached by the Income Tax Department.
According to ED advocates, Puri has not joined its investigation since he was granted interim protection from arrest on July 27 on his application for anticipatory bail.(HT file photo)
According to ED advocates, Puri has not joined its investigation since he was granted interim protection from arrest on July 27 on his application for anticipatory bail.(HT file photo)

Non-bailable warrant against Ratul Puri in chopper case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:57 PM IST
On Wednesday, the ED told the court of special judge Arvind Kumar that Ratul Puri had “tampered with evidence, influenced witnesses and there is reasonable apprehension that he is still trying to tamper with evidence and influence the witnesses”.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday moved an application in the Rouse Avenue court here seeking a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri(PTI Photo)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday moved an application in the Rouse Avenue court here seeking a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Ratul Puri(PTI Photo)

ED wants non-bailable warrant against Ratul Puri

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 06:45 AM IST
The agency sought the NBW on the grounds that Puri was not cooperating and untraceable. The ED told special judge Arvind Kumar that despite a notice being issued to him to appear before the agency to join the investigation, he failed to turn up.
Puri is being investigated by the agency in connection with a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.(ANI PHOTO.)
Puri is being investigated by the agency in connection with a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.(ANI PHOTO.)

ED wants non-bailable warrant against Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The agency sought the NBW on the grounds that Puri was not cooperating and untraceable. The ED told special judge Arvind Kumar that despite a notice being issued to him to appear before the agency to join the investigation, he failed to turn up.
The income tax (I-T) department has “provisionally” attached equity shares worth Rs 254 crore related to companies of businessman Rahul Puri.(PTI Photo)
The income tax (I-T) department has “provisionally” attached equity shares worth Rs 254 crore related to companies of businessman Rahul Puri.(PTI Photo)

I-T attaches shares worth Rs 254 cr of Ratul Puri’s firm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 06:12 PM IST
The action came after the department found that the transaction was made through shell companies involving a suspect in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, government officials said.
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