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Chopper deal: Ex-Finmeccanica CEO questioned in Italy

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Updated: February 27, 2013, 4:47 PM IST
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Chopper deal: Ex-Finmeccanica CEO questioned in Italy
Orsi was arrested on February 12 on charges of bribery in the Rs 3600 crore helicopter deal with India.

New Delhi: Former Finmeccanica Chief Executive Giuseppe Orsi was questioned in Italy on Wednesday for his role in the tainted AgustaWestland chopper deal. Orsi was arrested on February 12 on charges of bribery in the Rs 3600 crore helicopter deal with India.

Orsi was questioned in a courthouse in Italy's Busto Arsizio city. Orsi's lawyer, while applying for bail for his client, had said the case against Orsi was based on false information. "There is no proof to show any payments were made to anybody in India, including the Tyagis," he added.

Meanwhile, a preliminary enquiry (PE) has been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland 101 helicopter deal. Former Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal (retd) SP Tyagi and his cousins Julie Tyagi and Dosca Tyagi have been named in the CBI PE.

First Published: February 27, 2013, 4:47 PM IST
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