Choppergate: CBI to grill two governors
With the a BJP-led government set to occupy office next week, CBI on Sunday ‘stepped up process’ in Choppergate probe. In a clarification to the law ministry, the CBI said that it wanted to question two governors – MK Narayanan and BV Wanchoo, of West Bengal and Goa respectively – as ‘witnesses’ in connection with its probe in the VVIP helicopter deal. The law ministry, after initially denying permission to the CBI, recently asked it about its motive to question the two governors as they enjoy constitutional immunity. CBI said it wanted to record statements of Narayanan, who was the then National Security Advisor, and Wanchoo, who was the then head of elite Special Protection Group (SPG) guarding the PM. CBI has said Wanchoo and Narayanan had participated in the meeting in 2005 that allowed key changes in the technical specifications.