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Agusta chopper scandal: SC to hear PIL on FIR next week

Subramanian Swamy mentioned Sonia Gandhi's name in connection with the scam on Wednesday

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Publish Date: Apr 28 2016 11:55AM | Updated Date: Apr 28 2016 11:55AM

Agusta chopper scandal: SC to hear PIL on FIR next week

 Supreme Court will hear a plea to file an FIR against the people allegedly bribed in the AgustaWestland chopper scam next week, a report by Times Now has said.

 
Rajya Sabha proceedings on Wednesday were taken over by allegations and counter allegations traded by BJP and Congress MPs about who was involved in Rs 3,600 crore scam.
 
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy mentioned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's name in connection with the scam leaving Congress MPs upset.
 
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman PJ Kurien expunged Swamy's comments that mentioned Sonia Gandhi.
 
Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi hit back at the BJP on Wednesday saying she's not afraid as she has nothing to hide. “Let them take my name," Sonia told the media.
 
CBI is going through Italian court judgment that has held that the earlier UPA regime did not provide enough proof and critical documents in time to Italian prosecutors during their probe in 2013-2014.
 
In the meantime, chopper firm AgustaWestland isn't yet formally blacklisted, the defence ministry said. The defence ministry said only fresh agreements have been put on hold as a formal blacklisting requires a legal process.
 
Congress claims that it banned the company after disclosures of kickbacks in the purchase of choppers.
 
BJP said it was its NDA Govt that put ban in action and that exemptions allowed were only to help defence readiness.