SC to hear PIL for court-monitored probe in AgustaWestland case
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate in the AgustaWestland helicopter scam case and the allegation that some media persons took bribes from foreign arms dealers in connection with the deal.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Arun Mishra asked the counsel for petitioner, who has filed the PIL on the issue, to serve the copies of the petition to the Ministry of Home Affairs, CBI and the Enforcement Directorate. The plea, filed by Hari Jaisingh, a veteran journalist, has said that the agencies, CBI and ED which have been probing the case, be also asked to submit a report to this court in a sealed cover stating the status of the investigaton.
It has also sought “setting up of a Commission of Inquiry under the stewardship of a retired judge of this court, or any other eminent person which this court deems fit” to probe the allegations that some media persons indulged in corrupt practices.