Centre to now probe Rafale, Pilatus deals
New Delhi: As both BJP and Congress are at loggerheads over the Agusta Westland chopper deal, the Centre has now decided to scrutinise all the defence deals finalised by the UPA government, including the procurement of high-profile Rafale jets from France. Sources claimed that a probe has been ordered into the acquisition of Pilatus Aircraft and Rafale jet deal.
ED ups the ante In an attempt to crack the suspect name codes and the alleged kickbacks paid in the Agusta chopper deal, ED has sought information from the Defence Ministry, Income Tax department and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
It has also sought details from the IT department and the FIU to provide details of personal finances, transactions and investments made by some people suspected to have some connection to the case.