ED arrests AgustaWestland accused lawyer Gautam Khaitan in fresh money laundering case

The Hush Post | 4:05 pm | One-minute read

The Enforcement Directorate arrested lawyer Gautam Khaitan as he is accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case on Saturday. The accusation was arrested in connection with fresh case of possession of black money and money laundering. According to the officials, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the agency arrested him on Friday night, on January 25. Today, he will appear before the court, officials said.

Khaitan has been allegedly operating a number of foreign accounts illegally and thereby possessing black money. Christian Michel is the alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland. India extradited Michel from Dubai last December. The investigative agencies have for sure got important and fresh leads against Khaitan as they are done with interrogation of Christian.

Last week, Income Tax Department carried out searches against Khaitan in this new case filed under anti-black money law. ED and CBI had arrested Khatain a few years ago as well because of the investigation in Rs 3,600  crore AgustaWestland case. Also, two agencies have filed chargesheet against him but according to the officials, he is out on bail.

 

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