AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Scam : FIR Pursued Against Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh
The police case filed against Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Ahmad Patel in the AgustaWestland chopper scam. Now the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a request for police cases against Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Ahmad Patel in the AgustaWestland chopper scam. The court will decide next week whether to take it forward.
Lawyer ML Sharma has petitioned the Supreme Court for FIRs or First Information Reports against the Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Ahmad Patel. These congress leaders have been named in documents annexed to an Italian court in the VVIP chopper deal.
The petition comes in the middle of a massive row in Parliament over the 3,600 crore deal for the supply of 12 choppers for use by top Indian leaders including the prime minister, which was signed when the Congress-led UPA was in power.
The helicopters are made by AgustaWestland. AgustaWestland’s parent company is Finmeccanica which is an Italian. Finmeccanica’s top executives were investigated. These were investigated for corrupted in Italy. The Italian court of Appeals has said that Agusta hired middlemen to pay bribes to decision-makers in India to swing the deal.
Sonia Gandhi said that, “I have done nothing wrong. The government is there for two years, an inquiry is there. Why don't they complete it as early as possible...and impartially?” Sonia’s aide Ahmad Patel said that, “Let them hang me if there is an iota of evidence.”