New Delhi, Nov.4:
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri is alleged to have received kickbacks of about Rs 16 crore from firms linked to purported middlemen involved in the VVIP choppers scam, the ED said in its charge sheet on Saturday.
“Investigation revealed that kickbacks from AgustaWestland amounting to Euro 70 million was routed through middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, who received about Euro 28 million, and Christian Michel James (another middleman in the case), who received about Euro 42 million, to influence the contract for the supply of 12 VVIP helicopters,” it said.’
The ED claimed that Puri also received “proceeds of crime” amounting to USD 12,40,890 from Michel’s companies Global Services FZE and Globe Oil FZE through the companies of Rajiv Saxena which were used for the benefit of Puri. The bribes allegedly received by Puri in foreign currencies comes to about Rs 16 crore.