Thursday, October 05, 2017

VVIP Chopper Case Middleman Arrested In Italy, India To Seek Extradition

New Delhi: Carlos Gerosa, wanted in India over the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, has been arrested by authorities in Italy on an Interpol notice requested by the Enforcement Directorate or ED in connection with its money laundering probe in the case.

The central probe agency, official sources said, will soon move for his extradition to India through diplomatic channels.

"Gerosa has been held in Italy few days back on the basis of an Interpol notice activated by the ED last year. The global police has informed the agency of his detention and an extradition request is being moved," a senior official privy to the probe said.

The official said Gerosa was arrested when he was coming from Switzerland to Italy.

A joint team of the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now working on this case, the official said.
05/10/17 PTI/NDTV

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