New Delhi, Dec 14, 2016: CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17 . A court right here on Wednesday prolonged until December 17 the CBI custody of former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi and two others within the Rs three,767-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal case.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the probe company to quiz Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Delhi lawyer Gautam Khaitan for 3 extra days after the central company stated the accused are required to be confronted with incriminating proof that has emerged throughout investigation as CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17.
The trio was arrested on Friday. On Saturday, they had been remanded in CBI custody until December 14.
Earlier on Wednesday, the CBI had sought seven-day extension in custody of Tyagi and others, saying their custodial interrogation is important within the curiosity of justice because it has but to unearth all the conspiracy when CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17.
The central company mentioned a confidential doc of the Indian authorities was seized from the residence of alleged intermediary and Italian nationwide Guido Haschke’s mom.
The CBI mentioned the doc relating to a proposal to amend the VVIP helicopters’ configuration was seized from Haschke’s mom’s home in Switzerland and it wanted to be probed as CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17.
The doc pertains to the proposal to scale back the service ceiling of the helicopters from 6,000 metres to four,500 metres after which AgustaWestland grew to become eligible to provide a dozen helicopters for VVIP flying duties.
Tyagi — the primary former chief of any wing of the Indian armed forces to be arrested — and others have been allegedly concerned in irregularities within the procurement of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopters from Britain-based AgustaWestland when CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17.
In February 2005, senior officers of the Italy-based Finmeccanica and Britain-based AgustaWestland, which is a subsidiary of the previous, met Tyagi and mentioned points associated to the service ceiling of the VVIP helicopters, the CBI mentioned.
Countering the CBI’s submission, Tyagi’s counsel stated the assembly was not unlawful as they met at an occasion in February 2005 as CBI custody of IAF ex-chief Tyagi prolonged to Dec 17 .
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