New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday summoned former IAF chief SP Tyagi as part of its ongoing probe in the VVIP AgustaWestland chopper scam.
According to media reports, Tyagi has been summoned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. However, the date of hearing has not been publicly revealed due to the sensitivity of the case.
Tyagi will be reportedly asked to reveal by the Enforcement Directorate regarding a money trail from AgustaWestland that landed at his office when he was the then IAF chief.
Tyagi had reportedly admitted to CBI earlier that he had met middleman Guido Ralph Haschke.
A TOI report, quoting a CBI official, said that Tyagi had told the investigating agency that he had met Haschke 5-6 times. Tyagi's cousins Julie, Docsa and Sanjeev Tyagi were also present during the meetings.
The report stated that details of the AgustaWestland deal were discussed during the meetings. Notably, the middleman is alleged to have passed 20 mn euros as bribe for the contract to the ex-Air chief's cousins.
Tyagi is accused of tweaking the requirements in order to seal the deal with AgustaWestland.