Special CBI court acquits arms agent Abhishek Verma in Rheinmetall bribery case, says ‘not enough evidence’



Controversial arms agent Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Maria were today discharged by special CBI court in a case involving alleged payments made to influence the Ministry of Defence in 2011.

The case was one of the many that Verma is facing. CBI had conducted a a long investigation into the CBI that included tracking banking transactions from Europe to the US, linking Verma with the German defence conglomerate Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall was accused by the CBI of paying Verma over $5,30,000 (Rs 3.4 crore) to get it off a Defence Ministry blacklist.

Verma is currently out on bail after spending four years in jail as an under trial in a total of eight cases registered against him and his Romanian-origin wife.

Verma’s run-ins with the law began way back in 1991 when the Enforcement Directorate booked him under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). He also became a CBI witness in a case against an ED officer.

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Credit : India TV News

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