Course :- Burning Issues Decoded (BID) Lesson :- Augusta Westland Scam(1/2) Sub Topic :- Current Relevance 69 ROYAL NAV 269 Presented by Nithin Kunneparambil
Currenf Confext CBI have started to question the Augusta Westland Middle man Christian Michel. This person was extradited from UAE . Spill overs into the national politics and function of government
Understanding what the scam There were choppers/Helicopters that were to be bought for VVIP state officials. Contract given to Augusta Westland, an Italian company running in Billions of Rupees. . VVIPs include President, Prime Minister and all important Idea is quite 12 AW101 Helicopter for huge sum of money IT ENDED BEING A SCAM
TIME LINE!! Feb 2013 Mar '13 Jun 14 Apr '16 Dec 16 Sep '17 Jan '18 Feb 2013:- Finmeccanica CEO Orsi Arrested in Italy . Feb 13 :- Uproar in Parliament and JPC formed Mar 13- A K Antony concedes Corruption . June 14-Cancelled contract stating INTEGRITY CLAUSE, 45% recovered . Apr '16- Orsi sentenced by court of appeal for 4 years imp .Dec 16-S P Tyagi IAF Chief, Sanjeev Tyagi, G Khaitan arr. . Sep '17:- Charge sheet prepared and finalized. . Jan '2018 3rd court of appeal in Milan acquits defendents
Who then is Christian Michel British born person. . Supposed to have been the middle man influencing the deal. . Enforcement directorate hac found Flat in Safdarjung Enclave.Luxury cars. Fixed Deposits. . Have been living in Dubai, UAE
Why now? Christian Michel's lawyers says that "Christian has been made a political scape goat" .What does she mean by that? ChopperGate would include many senior officials including ManMohan Singh, M K Narayanan, Pranab Mukherjee, Veerappa Moily, Ahmed Patel etc.