Chopper case: CBI charge sheet names ex-defence secy, 4 IAF officers

New Delhi: Former Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and former Air Vice Marshal Jasbir Singh Panesar have been charged by the CBI today in the Agusta-Westland case involving corruption in the purchase of VVIP choppers.

Sharma, Panesar and three senior retired Indian Air Force (IAF) officers have been charged in connection with alleged irregularities in Rs 3,727-crore AgustaWestland chopper case, reports said, quoting people aware of the matter.

With the Defence Ministry giving its clearance, the CBI filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Rs 3,200 crore case, naming Shashi Kant Sharma and four other senior Indian Air Force officials as accused in the case.

This is the third charge sheet filed in the VVIP chopper purchase case. The first was filed in September 2017 naming former IAF chief S P Tyagi and others.