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Chopper scam: CBI seeks President's approval to interrogate Governors

New Delhi: The CBI has approached President to seek approval for interrogation of two governors, namely M K Narayanan and B V Wanchoo in connection with 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.The Governor of West Bengal,
India TV News Desk January 21, 2014 20:55 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The CBI has approached President to seek approval for interrogation of two governors, namely M K Narayanan and B V Wanchoo in connection with 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

The Governor of West Bengal, M K Narayan was the National Security Advisor at that time and Wanchoo was the head of elite Special Protection Group (SPG) guarding the Prime Minister.

Earlier, the Law ministry had rejected CBI's plea for examining both the governors.

The Law ministry had rejected the plea saying that both enjoyed constitutional immunity.

Therefore, CBI had approached the president for the final nod.

The CBI had sought permission to record their statement as part of its probe into alleged Rs 360 crore bribe in the deal that was scrapped by the government last month.  

Seeking recording of their statements, the CBI has said Wanchoo and Narayanan had participated in the meeting in 2005 that allowed key changes in the technical specifications.  

The sources said the CBI had sought permission also on the ground that the President was the appointing authority of of the Governors.