Ex-IAF chief sent to four-day CBI custody, blames then PMO
A Delhi court on Saturday sent former IAF chief SP Tyagi, arrested in the Rs 450 crore AgustaWestland bribery case in procurement of 12 VVIP helicopters
Former IAF chief SP Tyagi and the two other accused being sent to CBI remand after they were produced in a Delhi court. Pic/PTI
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday sent former IAF chief SP Tyagi, arrested in the Rs 450 crore AgustaWestland bribery case in procurement of 12 VVIP helicopters, to police custody for four days after the CBI said he was needed to be quizzed to unearth a "very large conspiracy having international ramifications".
His cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie and advocate Gautam Khaitan, also accused in the procurement of VVIP choppers from the UK-based company during UPA-2 regime, were also sent to police custody till December 14.
Former IAFâÂÂchief SP Tyagi. Pic/AFP
Metropolitan Magistrate Sujit Saurabh sent them to CBI custody saying their custodial interrogation was required for a "fair probe" in the case. During the proceedings, CBI sought 10 days’ custody, but, the counsel appearing for the accused, opposed the plea saying there was no fresh ground for the arrests now. Senior advocate N Hariharan, who appeared for the ex-IAF chief, claimed the decision to procure 12 VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland was a "collective" one and the Prime Minister Office was also a part of it.
Who in UPA received bribe, BJP asks Rahul
Slamming Congress V-P, BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said, "Rahul Gandhi speaks on all matters. He
should now make it clear who in UPA received the bribe."
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