Agusta Westland Deal: Middleman Carlo Gerosa Arrested

In a massive development in the Agusta Westland deal, choppergate conspirator Carlo Gerosa has been arrested in Italy, while flying in from Switzerland. It is alleged that Carlo Gerosa, played the role of a middleman in the AgustaWestland deal and played a role in building a complex maze of companies to route bribes to India. Carlo Gerosa along with Guido Haschke and Christian Michel were three crucial middlemen in the VVIP chopper deal.

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Earlier on September 1, the CBI filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against former IAF Chief S P Tyagi and nine others in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case. The CBI named IAF chief SP Tyagi, Air Vice Chief JS Gujral, AgustaWestland’s Giuseppe Orsi and alleged Indian middleman Gautam Khaitan also Tyagi’s lawyer whom they allege was the mastermind behind the whole case and that it was through him that the money reached India and in turn several firms.

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The charge sheet also named Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev alias Julie in the Rs. 450 crore chopper bribe case. The charge was filed before a Special CBI judge.

(With inputs from Republic TV)



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