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Chopper scam probe

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 13 � After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI�s probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it may go through the records of meetings held in November that year.

Official sources said the agency would be probing every aspect of the case to corroborate the statements made by former Governors of West Bengal and Goa � MK Narayanan and B V Wanchoo respectively � and Governor of Andhra Pradesh ESL Narsimhan, who claimed that a decision to decrease the flying altitude was taken in principle in 2003.

The sources did not rule out the possibility of recoding statement of CBI�s own Special Director Anil Kumar Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, as he was the then Inspector General in the elite Special Protection Group, a force which guards the Prime Minister of the country. � PTI

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