AgustaWestland Scam: Warrant issued against James, summons to 3 others

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New Delhi, Jan 7: A court recently issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against British national Christian Michel James on Saturday. The court has issued summoned against a company and two other accused in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued the fresh warrant against James and fresh summonses against Delhi-based Media Exim Pvt. Ltd. and its Directors R.K. Nanda and former Director J.B. Subramaniyam under Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after they did not appear in court.

The court asked them to appear on February 22, the next date of hearing. The company will be represented by an authorised representative.

After considering a supplementary charge sheet in the case, the court issued summons against the company and two individuals on December 1.

The court said there is prima facie sufficient evidence against the accused.

A fresh charge sheet was filed in June against James and other three people by Enforcement Directorate (ED). The charge sheet included the company too. The charge sheet was filed in its ongoing investigation in the helicopter deal.

Wefornews Bureau

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