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AgustaWestland case: Former IAF chief SP Tyagi granted bail, asked not to leave country

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi arrested in AgustaWestland chopper deal case.

The court has further asked 72-year-old Tyagi not to leave the country.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had opposed the bail plea of the accused, saying they are persons of high ranking and if released on bail, they “may influence witnesses, destroy evidences, and hamper the ongoing probe which is at a very crucial stage”.

On December 23, Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar had reserved the order for Monday.

Tyagi — the first chief of any wing of the armed forces to be arrested in the country — and the others were allegedly involved in irregularities in the procurement of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopters from Britain-based AgustaWestland.

Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan arrested on December 9 by the CBI.

Source: Zee News