CBI is unlikely to give clearance to AgustaWestland, facing alleged bribery charges, for taking part in ‘Make in India’ programme after the company made a request citing an Italian court order acquitting it on charges of international corruption in sale of VVIP choppers to India.
The Defence Ministry had been approached by the company, which was blacklisted by the previous UPA regime, with an authentic copy of an Italian court order acquitting it. The company had also made a request for participating in the ‘Make in India’ programme.
The Defence Ministry passed on the authenticated court report and representation of the AgustaWestland company to the CBI seeking its comments, official sources said on Thursday.
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