Official sources in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that Anoop Kumar Gupta (Anoop Kumar Gupta) has been arrested in a money laundering case in connection with the Rs 3600 crore VVIP choppers purchase scam. Sources said that Gupta, director of KRBL Ltd, a company selling India Gate basmati rice, was presented in a special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases, after which he got a central inquiry. The agency has been sent to 5 days custody. ED sources said that Gupta was arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers case and has been accused of not cooperating with the investigation. He said that due to some new evidence collected in the case by the ED, his detention was necessary.
AgustaWestland Case: Enforcement Directorate has arrested businessman Anoop Gupta. He has been remanded to five-day custody of ED by Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court.
– ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2021
Gupta’s lawyers told the court that his arrest was not justified and said that he should not be sent to custody in view of his medical condition as he is suffering from various other ailments like diabetes.
The ED said in the remand application that two sources were used to bribe Euro 70 million to several political figures, officers and officers of the Air Force. The bribe was given in exchange for helping the AgustaWestland company to purchase 12 helicopters. The agency said that Tunisia received 2.43 million euros from AgustaWestland and 1.24 million were sent to Interstellar Technologies Limited to Mauritius. The bribe amount was transferred to several companies including Rawasi Al Khaleej General Trading -RAKGT LLC, Dubai. RAKGT LLC Dubai was incorporated in 2007 by KRBL DMCC, Dubai. ED alleges that accused Anoop Gupta was the director of this company.
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