Chopper scam: ED files a charge sheet against Ratul Puri in a money laundering case

NEW DELHI: The Execution Directorate filed a supplementary charges sheet on Saturday before a Delhi court against Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Prime Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the alleged AgustaWestland helicopter scam .

The charge sheet was presented to the special judge Arvind Kumar.

The agency arrested Puri on September 4 and is currently in judicial custody.

The money laundering case was presented after alleged irregularities in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from the British Finmeccanica branch based in Italy, AgustaWestland.

Puri was earlier arrested in another case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for alleged bank fraud after he appeared before the central probe agency here in the helicopter scam after it had slapped a fresh criminal case against him and others, taking cognisance of a CBI FIR.

The PMLA case arose from a CBI FIR of August 17, in which Ratul Puri, his father Deepak Puri, mother Nita (sister of Kamal Nath) and others were registered in connection with a bank fraud case of Rs 354 crore presented by the Central Bank of India.