Court clears controversial bizman Verma in graft case
Controversial Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife and two others, were on Wednesday discharged by a special court in a graft case lodged by the CBI against them to keep a German firm out of the Defence Ministry's blacklist. They were accused of making payments to some officials to influence the Defence Ministry.
Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna also cleared Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Verma in a money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the matter.
The court said nothing incriminating was found in the entire material relied upon by the prosecution and there was no prima facie evidence to substantiate the version of the prosecution. Besides Verma and his wife other accused named by the CBI were defence company Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD) and its top official Gerhard Hoy.