New Delhi, Dec 9, 2016: CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi. The CBI on Friday arrested former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi on costs of corruption in its ongoing probe into the Rs three,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.
S.P. Tyagi was taken into custody from Delhi alongside together with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer, Gautam Khaitan.
“S.P. Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev and Gautam Khaitan have been arrested from Delhi. They are going to be produced earlier than a chosen CBI court docket on Saturday,” CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh informed as CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.
S.P. Tyagi, his cousins Sanjeev, Rajiv and Sandeep and 10 others, together with three European middlemen– Guido Ralph Haschke, Carlo Vlentino Ferdinando Gerosa and Christian Michel — have been named in an FIR which the Central Bureau of Investigation lodged in March 2013.
Others named within the FIR are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aeromatrix Data Answer Pvt Ltd Praveen Bakshi, Chairman of IDS Infotech Ltd (India) Satish Bagrodia and its Managing Director Pratap k. Aggarwal when CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.
Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini, then CEOs of the Italy-based corporations Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland, have been additionally named within the FIR. And so had been corporations Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland, IDS Infotech Ltd (India) and Aeromatrix India.
The previous IAF chief has been accused in Italy and India of serving to AgustaWestland win the chopper contract by decreasing the flying ceiling of the helicopter from 6,000 metres to four,500 metres (15,000 ft) as CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.
He has denied the allegations and stated the choice was reportedly taken in session with officers of the Special Protection Group and the Prime Minister’s Office. Twelve helicopters have been to be purchased by India.
Tyagi headed the IAF from 2004 to 2007 when the Congress dominated India when CBI arrests former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.
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