CBI Quizzes AP Governor in AgustaWestland Case

Published: 09th July 2014 11:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2014 11:43 AM   |  A+A-


The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday examined Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan as a witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from Ango-Italian firm AgustaWestland.

CBI sources had earlier 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.

They had said since Narasimhan was also present in the meeting, his statement was also crucial to get additional inputs about the reasons for reducing service ceiling.

CBI team has already quizzed Narayanan and Wanchoo as witnesses for its probe into allegations of bribery of Rs 360 crore in deal.

(With PTI inputs)

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