Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

CBI to examine Andhra governor in chopper scam  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 09/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon record the statement of former Director Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with alleged graft in the procurement of AgustaWestland VVIP choppers for 556.

Central Bureau of Investigation sources said Narasimhan along with then NSA M K Narayanan and then SPG Chief B V Wanchoo attended the March 1 2005 meeting where the decision to reduce service ceiling —maximum height at which a helicopter can perform optimally —was taken making AgustaWestland eligible for the deal.



Narasimhan 68 will be the third governor to be quizzed in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which previously questioned former Goa governor B.V. Wanchoo and former West Bengal governor M.K. Narayanan.



The agency interrogated Narayanan and Wanchoo last week as witnesses and they resigned soon after.



Officials said Narasimhan “might be questioned today (Tuesday) or some time during this week itself”.



CBI sources said Narasimhan will also be questioned as a witness in the case because he was the chief of the Intelligence Bureau in 2005 when the officials tweaked the technical specifications for the helicopters it wanted to buy allowing AgustaWestland to qualify.<>



Narayanan was national security advisor at the time and Wanchoo was chief of the Special Protection Group (SPG) which handles the prime minister’s security.



CBI sources said Narasimhan along with Narayanan and Wanchoo attended the March 1 2005 meeting where the decision to reduce service ceiling - maximum height at which a helicopter can perform optimally - was taken making AgustaWestland eligible for the deal.



The CBI sources further said Narasimhan’s statement was also crucial to get additional inputs about the reasons for reducing service ceiling.



The CBI has alleged that reduction of the service ceiling allowed the Britain-based firm to get into the fray as otherwise its helicopters were not even qualified for submission of bids.



The invesigation agency had registered a case against former Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi along with 13 others including his cousins and European middlemen.



The allegation against the former air force chief is that he had reduced the altitude at which the VVIP helicopters could operate so that Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland was included in the bidding process.

For more news from Khaleej Times follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on Twitter at khaleejtimes

Follow khaleejtimes -->


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Five key clashes in the Champions League finalThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final logo at the Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 26 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO Madrid:Real Madrid face local rivals Atletico Madrid ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Al Shaqab students graduate at a glittering ceremonyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Students who received equestrian training at Al Shaqab, pose for a photograph with special guests during their graduation ceremony after receiving their certificates ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Four international players to continue with Al RayyanThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ali Salem Afifa, Head of Football at Al Rayyan Doha: Following a successful local football season, Al Rayyan have secured the services of their four foreign players ...

 May 27 2016 - UAE plays vital role in development projects in JordanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Jordan worked together towards achieving their sustainable development goals, supporting projects in fundamental sectors.Moreover, ADFD has funded ...

 May 27 2016 - Cairo USD 3.6bn residential project attracts foreign investmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Ministry of housing introduced Egypt's biggest upcoming project, USD 3.6bn Mountain View iCity, which will be launched in New Cairo.Furthermore, the project's main layout will encompass ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar, Luxembourg trade relations growMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar and Luxembourg have viewed growth due to the exchange of official visits between the two sides and the signing of mutual deal on many areas.Moreover, Qatar sees innovation as a main ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Living cost index in the Kingdom rises 0.2% in AprilSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- The index of the cost of living in the Kingdom rose by 0.2% during the month of April 2016 compared to the previous month ...

 May 26 2016 - Governor of Riyadh Region receives Cyprus' AmbassadorSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, received here today the Ambassador of Cyprus to the ...

 May 26 2016 - Israeli warplanes launch raids on Gaza StripSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Ramallah, 19 Sha'ban, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Israeli warplanes launched today a series of air raids on sites and targets in the Gaza Strip. Local security sources ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Three dead, many injured in Mumbai chemical factory blastSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) New Delhi, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- At least three people have died and several have been injured in a huge blast at a chemical factory on the outskirts ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help