VVIP chopper scam case: ED files supplementary chargesheet

Posted By: PTI
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New Delhi, September 13: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed chargesheet against Shivani Saxena, director of two Dubai-based firms and the companies in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP choppers money laundering case.

 A file photo of AgustaWestland (AW101) VVIP Airforce Helicopter. PTI file photo

In the supplementary charge sheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Arvind Kumar, the ED named Shivani Saxena as an "active" director of Dubai-based M/S UHY Saxena and M/S Matrix Holdings.

Both the companies have also been chargesheeted by the agency in the charge sheet under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

On January 1, 2014, India scrapped the contract with Finmeccanica's British subsidiary AgustaWestland for supplying 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force over the alleged breach of contractual obligations.

The company was charged with paying kickbacks to the tune of Rs 423 crore for securing the deal.


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