The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday questioned advocate Gautam Khaitan, former board member of Aeromatrix, in connection with the bribery allegations in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP helicopter deal.
CBI sources said Khaitan arrived at agency headquarters in New Delhi [ Images ] around 10 am and was being examined in connection with the deal.
The agency has already questioned executives of Indian arms of Aeromatrix and IDS Infotech -- companies through which alleged bribes were routed from Mauritius and Tunisia in the garb of payments for engineering contracts.
A reference to Khaitan was made in the Italian prosecutor's report filed in a court there. However, Khaitan has refuted all the allegations.
The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry against 11 persons including former IAF chief SP Tyagi.
Four companies including IDS Infotech and Aeromatrix have been named in the enquiry.