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CBI team to return from Italy

Published: 23rd February 2013 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2013 09:18 AM   |  A+A-

The CBI team, which had left for Italy to find out the details regarding the  `3600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, would return home on Saturday, CBI sources told Express.

 In fact, the CBI sleuths, who had set off for Milan on Monday to find out whether any Indian nationals had committed illegal acts like accepting commissions in the mega deal, met officials of Finmeccanica - parent company of AgustaWestland - after it assured the CBI of its full cooperation in the ongoing investigation. And the CBI team would take a decision on whether the evidence gathered by it was sufficient to merit a preliminary enquiry (PE) or a case.

 Italian law enforcement agencies had alleged that AgustaWestland paid bribes to the tune of `362 crore to secure the deal. The choppers were meant for deployment in the Communication Squadron of IAF, which ferries the President, the Prime Minister and other VVIPs.

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