Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Indian helicopter deal sparks corruption row in Italy
As Italian investigators probe alleged kickbacks in a Rs 3,546-crore deal involving an Italian company over the sale of VVIP helicopters to India, what unravelled is an elaborate network of agents, businessmen, government officials and even politicians in India who could be involved in swinging the AgustaWestland deal.
As reported by The Indian Express in a series of articles, the names of several Indians have already surfaced in the preliminary inquiry report that has been filed by Italian investigators in a court in Naples.
While facts continue to emerge in the case, the money trail has allegedly led to two middlemen who managed to ‘fix’ the deal in India. Who are they and what next for India?
Find out in these series of investigative reports by Manu Pubby.
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