SC to hear plea next week seeking registration of FIR in AgustaWestland deal

indexNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today decided to hear next week a plea seeking registration of an FIR against those persons who were bribed in the AgustaWestland-VVIP chopper deal case. The plea was filed in the apex court this morning.

There were allegations against Congress leaders in a recent judgement by an Italian court convicting top officials of AgustaWestland and its parent Italian firm Finmeccanica.

A Milan court in Italy had sent Finmeccanica’s former CEO Giuseppe Orsi and AgustaWestland ex-head Bruno Spagnolini to jail for false accounting and corruption in the sale of 12 VVIP choppers to India.

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