CBI Probe ordered on Agusta Westland deal remaining helicopters receipt kept on hold.
Thru Agency sources
Following the arrest of Finmeccanica CEO Guiseppe Orsi and two Italian middlemen in Italy today, the Ministry of Defence has ordered a probe into the VVIP chopper deal that Orsi is accused of securing through bribes.
Amidst suspicion of bribery, Indian mission in Rome had sought a detailed report from Italian government but Italy had said it could not be shared as it was under judicial process, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.
The report was sought after Defence Ministry’s request.
The Ministry of Defence also decided to put on hold the receipt of the remaining nine of the 12 helicopters for which the Rs 3600 crore deal was struck in 2010.