Money laundering case in Chopper Deal: Khaitan claims innocence
New Delhi: Gautam Khaitan, a businessman who had been arrested in a money – laundering case related to Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, claimed innocence. He said that he has been made a soft target in this case.
Khaitan, who has been in judicial custody, moved a bail plea when the trail court rejected relief provided earlier saying the investigation is in “crucial stage”.
His counsels argued that their client has been a “soft target” and there are some influential persons involved in the case. Furthermore, they argued that Khaitan, who himself is an advocate by profession, has been in custody since September 23 and he has been behind the bars for over 54 days. The Enforcement Directorate has named 21 entities in the case but noone other than Khaitan has been arrested till date.