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Chopper deal: Court to consider ED’s charge sheet on 28 Nov

The matter came up for hearing before Special Judge V K Gupta who posted it for 28 November 28 after ED’s prosecutor NK Matta informed the court that Khaitan is in judicial custody till then.

According to ED’s prosecutor, the agency has named Gautam Khaitan, his wife Ritu, Chandigarh-based firm Aeromatrix and two Italian men, Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, as accused in its charge sheet.

They have been chargesheeted for the offences under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the agency said.

Khaitan was the first person to be arrested in September this year by ED in the chopper deal case in which CBI is also running a parallel probe.

ED had earlier alleged in the court that Khaitan was ‘actively involved’ in the illegal transactions relating to proceeds of crime and he was one of the beneficiaries of the entire deal.

ED is probing the case in which 70 million euros (Rs 360 crore) were allegedly paid as kickbacks.
It had earlier submitted that Khaitan was on the board of Aeromatrix which was allegedly a front firm for the financial dealings.
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