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Delhi Court remands AgustaWestland scam accused Gautam Khaitan to 2-day ED custody
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Delhi Court remands AgustaWestland scam accused Gautam Khaitan to 2-day ED custody

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New Delhi, Jan 26: A Delhi Court on Saturday remanded AgustaWestland scam accused Gautam Khaitan to two-day Enforcement Directorate custody in connection with a fresh case of possession of black money and money laundering.

The ED arrested Khaitan under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was produced before the Patiala House court here.

The ED has filed a fresh criminal case under the provisions of PMLA against Khaitan on the basis of a case registered by Income Tax Department against him under Section 51 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.

It is alleged that Khaitan has been operating and holding a number of foreign accounts illegally and thereby possessing black money.

The Investigating agencies have got fresh leads against Khaitan after the questioning of Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland, who was extradited by India from Dubai in the month of December last year.

Last week Income Tax Department had carried out searches against Khaitan in this new case which is filed under the anti black money law.

The ED and CBI had earlier arrested Khaitan in connection with their probe in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland case and a charge sheet was filed in this case and he was currently out on bail. (UNI)