The CBI will record the “witness” statement of the former Intelligence Bureau Director and incumbent Andhra Pradesh Governor, E.S.L. Narasimhan, in the VVIP chopper deal case.

Mr. Narasimhan, according to a senior CBI official, had also attended the March 2005 meeting in which reduction in the flight capability of the helicopters was approved, allowing AgustaWestland to bid for the Rs. 3,700-crore contract .

The agency has already recorded the statements of then NSA M.K. Narayanan, and former SPG chief, B.V. Wanchoo.