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AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam: Ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi sent to 14-day judicial custody

Ex-Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi along with other accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Patiala House court on Saturday.


AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam: Ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi sent to 14-day judicial custody

New Delhi: Ex-Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi along with other accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Patiala House court on Saturday.

71-year old Tyagi, who had retired in 2007, his cousin Sanjeev alias Julie and advocate Gautam Khaitan were produced before court as their custody ended today.

They were arrested on December 9 by CBI in connection with the VVIP chopper scam case.

The court had on December 10 sent the three accused to four days' CBI custody, which expired on December 14, in the case related to procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based firm during the UPA-2 regime.

Later on December 14, Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar extended his custody till December 17 along with Sanjeev and Khaitan, also accused in Rs 450 crore chopper deal bribery case.

The CBI had alleged that Tyagi had "abused his official position" and when he was the Air Chief Marshal, he had made huge investments in land and other properties and had not disclosed the source his income.

The CBI has also alleged that Khaitan was the "brain" behind how the bribe money reached India and several firms through which the money travelled came into existence and Sanjeev was known to alleged European middleman Carlo Gerosa.

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