NEW DELHI, Jan 2 � The BJP today demanded a thorough probe into the scrapped AgustaWestland chopper deal to find out the money trail and the beneficiaries including those named as �family� and �AP� in the revelations made so far, reports PTI.
�The abrupt cancellation of the AgustaWestland helicopter deal should not lead to stopping the probe of beneficiaries of the slush money. It should also be probed as to why government took no action in the beginning itself when reports of violation of integrity clause came up,� Deputy Leader of BJP in the Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
He alleged that the Congress-led UPA government had attempted to cover up the whole scam right from the time it came to light and scrapped the Rs 3,546-crore VVIP chopper deal only when it was compelled to do so.
Prasad demanded that investigations should continue to find out the beneficiaries of the bribe money and where the funds were stashed away.