Court issues notice to ED on Ratul Puri's bail plea New Delhi
Special Judge Arvind Kumar has sent a notice to the Enforcement Directorate directing it to file a reply by November 22 about the bail plea of Ratul Puri who was accused and arrested by ED in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. P...
Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to the ED and directed it to file a reply by November 22, when the court will next hear the matter.
Puri moved the bail plea through advocate Vijay Agarwal on Saturday, saying he was not required for further investigation and no purpose will be served by keeping him in custody.
The Enforcement Directorate recently filed a supplementary Prosecution Complaint against Ratul Puri and Jaspreet Ahuja in the Rs 600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
In January 2014, India had scrapped a contract with Finmeccanica's British subsidiary, Agustawestland, for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force, over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of kickbacks worth Rs 423 crore being paid to secure the deal.