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Updated: July 5, 2014 01:51 IST

Goa Governor Wanchoo resigns

Prakash Kamat
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A file picture of Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo. Photo: Special Arrangement.
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A file picture of Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo. Photo: Special Arrangement.

Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo, who was quizzed by a team of the Central Bureau of Investigation at the Raj Bhavan on Friday as a “witness” in AgustaWestland Chopper deal scam, submitted his resignation in the evening.

He forwarded his resignation to the President of India, sources in the Goa government said.

The Governor, a former chief of the elite Special Protection Group, recorded his statement as a “witness” in the VVIP helicopter case under Section 161 CrPC. Continuing its probe into allegations of over Rs.360 crore bribe paid in the purchase of VVIP helicopters, a team of CBI comprising officials from Mumbai and Delhi recorded Mr. Wanchoo’s statement.

His questioning comes a week after former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan was quizzed by the CBI; Mr. Narayanan resigned thereafter.

In a statement issued by Goa Department of Information and Publicity, Mr. Wanchoo said he was pleased to give his statement as a “witness” to the CBI and hoped that his statement would have clarified any issues that the CBI may have had and that the agency would conclude its investigation to bring out the truth at the earliest.

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