VVIP chopper scam: CBI questions Andhra Governor

New Delhi: After West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan and Goa Governor B.V. Wanchoo, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan in connection with Agusta Westland VVIP Chopper scam.

Narasimhan was the Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief when the deal was signed. He is said to be a part of the meeting where the technical specifications for the helicopters were tweaked so as to enable AgustaWestland to qualify for the bidding.

Before Narsimhan, Narayanan and Wanchoo were questioned as witnesses in the case. Narayanan was national security advisor at the time while Wanchoo was the chief of the Special Protection Group (SPG).

Both the governors had resigned from their posts after being questioned by the CBI.

Earlier this year India had cancelled the 3600 crore rupees deal with AugustaWestland for the supply of 12 AW101 helicopters.

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