Ex-IAF Chief SP Tyagi Arrives at CBI Headquarters | AgustaWestland Scam

Former Indian Air Force Chief S P Tyagi has reached the CBI headquarters on Monday (May 9) for questioning in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. The CBI has grilled Tyagi before and so has the Enforcement Directorate. Tyagi’s questioning was necessary in the light of a recent judgement of a Milan (Italy) court which had sentenced Italian defence and aerospace major Finmeccanica’s former chief Giuseppe Orsi and former CEO of the firm Bruno Spagnolini on corruption charges in the sale of a dozen AgustaWestland helicopters to India for VVIP use. Tyagi’s name cropped at various points in the judgement. The allegation against him is that he allegedly reduced the height of the VVIP helicopters so that AgustaWestland could be included in the bids. He took over as the Indian Air Force chief on December 31, 2005 and retired from service in 2007.

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