Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew and businessman Ratul Puri has been sent to jail by Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court till October 1. Ratul Puri will remain in Tihar Jail till October 1. Earlier on September 11, the court extended the five-day ED remand.
Ratul Puri, arrested in the money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, was questioned by the ED on remand. Earlier, Ratul Puri was in judicial custody in another case related to bank fraud.
Ratul Puri's name has figured in the statement of Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena, a middleman, who became a government witness in the money laundering case involving the Rs 3600 crore VVIP August Westland case.
After this, the ED has started clamping down on him. In February 2010, the Congress-led UPA government signed a VVIP chopper purchase deal with British-Italian company AgustaWestland. Under this, 12 helicopters were to be procured.