AgustaWestland VVIP choppergate alleged middleman Sushen Mohan Gupta’s dairy, top sources told MyNation, has recorded a transaction of Rs 52 crore in the name of one ‘RG’
New Delhi: The AgustaWestland VVIP choppergate on Wednesday took an interesting turn with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) declaring that alleged middleman Sushen Mohan Gupta’s dairy has the mentioning of one ‘RG’
The ED stated the fact while arguing in the special CBI court over the extension of remand for Sushen.
Sushen’s diary, top sources told MyNation, has recorded a transaction of Rs 52 crore in the name of this ‘RG’.
In yet another bad news for the Congress just before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the name of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri also came up during the argument.
The ED claimed that it needed time to get Puri and Sushen face to face for interrogation. According to sources, the ED is expected to question Puri at its Delhi office on Wednesday.
Sushen’s counsel, on the other hand, claimed that the ‘RG’ mentioned in the diary was Rajat Gupta, an associate of Sushen. He also argued that the diary did not belong to Sushen.
However, Rajat told the court that he had nothing to do with the transactions mentioned in the diary.
Meanwhile, the ED has been allowed to confront only Sushen and advocate Gautam Khaitan, another accused who was arrested, during the former’s three-day custody in the Tihar jail.
On March 26, Sushen was arrested by the ED on information provided by another middleman-turned approver Rajiv Saxena. On March 31, he was remanded to four more days of custodial interrogation after the ED told a special CBI court that he was interfering with the probe.
The ED had also told the court, on an earlier occasion, that Saxena had given them “2 diaries, some loose sheets and other documents and a pen drive pertaining to Sushen Gupta”.
Sushen was allegedly in “active connivance with Gautam Khaitan for the laundering of the proceeds of crime in the instant case.” The proceeds of the crime were “further transferred/laundered by the sad accused through various companies in different countries.”
With inputs from Gopal K
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Last Updated 3, Apr 2019, 6:36 PM