Rs 350 crore AgustaWestland transaction, 5 lakh transactions of Mallya under SIT scanner

agustaChasing a money trail of Rs 350 crore in the AgustaWestland case and scrutinizing 5 lakh transactions made in connection with the Vijay Mallya case are the top priorities for the Special Investigation Team of the Central Bureau of Investigation. An SIT had been set up to probe the two cases as it required a dedicated team considering a major money trail and also the fact that both probes required dealing with international agencies.
The SIT which will be headed by Rakesh Asthana has its task cut out. In both these investigations it is absolutely crucial to find the exact money trail. Mere allegations regarding bribe takers or laundering will not help the investigation. It is absolutely important to find the exact money trail if a conviction is to be secured in a court of law.

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AgustaWestland: Forming SIT indicates govt means business

Agusta-Westland_2481774bNew Delhi, June 10: Rakesh Asthana, the Additional Director in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who had probed the Godhra train burning incident will be the head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that has been formed under the agency to probe the AgustaWestland case.

A 1984 batch IPS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Asthana had also probed the fodder scam.

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