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New Delhi: Special CBI court on Monday extended the judicial custody of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, to judicial custody till 25 October in the money laundering case related to VVIP chopper case.

The ED arrested Puri on 4 September.

In January 2014, India had scrapped a contract with Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary, Agustawestland, for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force, over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of kickbacks worth 423 crore being paid to secure the deal.

Ratul Puri was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after he was named by middlemen, Rajiv Saxena and Sushen Mohan Gupta in the chopper scam.

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