SC Dismisses PIL Seeking Probe Into Agustawestland Chopper Purchase By Chhattisgarh


The Supreme Court today dismisses a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of AgustaWestland helicopters for VIPs by the Chhattisgarh government. The PIL had been filed by NGO, Swaraj Abhiyan of activist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav.

Earlier on January 31, the Supreme Court had made terse remarks on AgustaWestland helicopter purchase by the Chhattisgarh government. The purchase was made in 2006-07. The Supreme Court had then asked the Chhattisgarh government as to what was the “interest” of Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son in this.

The bench had asked the state government to furnish its reply on the allegations of irregularities in the purchase of helicopter and foreign bank accounts purportedly linked to the chief minister’s son, on which a probe has been sought in the petitions filed before it. Read More…

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