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SC disposes PIL seeking court monitored probe in AgustaWestland scam case

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 July 2016, 14:23 IST

The Supreme Court today disposed off a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking court monitored investigation in AgustaWestland scam case.

According to an ANI report, Mukul Rohatgi, Solicitor General, informed the court that the investigation in the case is already underway and the authorities were taking appropriate action.

Rohatgi told the court that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) is already investigating the matter. The apex court had earlier issued notice to the central government on the PIL filed by advocate ML Sharma, seeking registration of a police complaint against those named in an Italian court judgment in the AgustaWestland chopper graft case.

The court in Milan, Italy, while convicting former senior executives of AgustaWestland for allegedly paying bribes to secure the Indian deal for its helicopters, mentioned several names purportedly referring to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh, among others.

The PIL also urged the court to address if the lowering of the helicopter's altitude scaling capacity from 6,000 metres to 4,500 metres to facilitate AgustaWestland to qualify as suppliers was not a serious criminal offence compromising national security.

-With inputs from ANI

First published: 15 July 2016, 14:23 IST
 
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