CBI FILES A SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGESHEET AGAINST 15 ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATED TO AWARD OF CONTRACT TO UK BASED COMPANY FOR SUPPLY OF 12 VVIP HELICOPTERS


 

Press Release
New Delhi, 19.09.2020

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a supplementary charge sheet on 18.09.2020 in the Court of Special Judge, CBI cases, New Delhi against 15 accused including private persons, private companies (based at Mohali/Chandigarh, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mauritius), then Managing Director, then Director, then GM & other officials of said companies u/s 120B r/w 201, 420, 467, 468, 471 IPC and sections 7, 8, 9, 12 & 13(2) r/w section 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988 in a case related to award of contract to a company based at UK for supply of 12 VVIP Helicopters.

It was alleged during further investigation that the two accused through their New Delhi based company had acquired a company based at Kolkata in 2009 to launder illicit kickbacks/ill-gotten money and received it through banking channels in collusion with other accused who created shell companies & opened fake accounts in different banks for returning such kickbacks.

It was further alleged that in pursuance of conspiracy, the other accused through their respective companies had facilitated in transferring/routing the kickbacks/bribe paid by a company based at UK. The other accused allegedly prepared fake invoices and sent mails for transferring the said kickbacks through said companies. The copies of documents & details were recovered.

CBI had earlier filed a Charge sheet in this case on 01.09.2017 against then Air Chief Marshal (now Retd.) and 11 other accused.

Further investigation is continuing.

The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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