Abhishek Verma (born 23 February 1968 in New Delhi India) is an arms dealer and the main suspect in the Scorpene submarines deal, AgustaWestland VVIP helicopters bribery scandal and Navy War Room Leak Case.
Abhishek Verma told News leak centre “My wife Anca and I (Abhishek Verma) have both been discharged in Corruption case of Rheinmetall Air Defense Switzerland and also discharged in second case of Money Laundering (PMLA), just now by the court of Hon’ble Judge Mrs Anju Bajaj Chandna CBI Court Patiala House Courts.
By his admission, the CBI has slapped five cases against him, two by the Enforcement Directorate and an appeal in the Income Tax tribunal. Also by Verma’s own admission, his wife and business partner Anca is also an accused in two CBI cases and one ED case. She is currently out on bail in all three cases. Charges against her range from conspiracy to money laundering to corruption.
Verma is the main witness in 1984 Sikh Riots genocide case against Congress Leader Jagdish Tytler. The courts in December 2015 directed the CBI to record his testimony as witness in this case against Tytler.In the international defence and armament companies circles Verma is known as the Lord of War.
He was nominated to contest Lok Sabha parliamentary elections from Congress Party in 1996, which he turned down due to personal reason