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VVIP chopper scam: Delhi HC to hear CBI`s plea against bail granted to ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi on Jan 18

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear CBI’s plea against trial court’s order granting bail to former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief SP Tyagi in AgustaWestland chopper scam case on January 18.

71-year old Tyagi, who was arrested by CBI on December 9 along with Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan in the case relating to alleged irregularities in procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 regime, was granted bail by a trial court on December 26.

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

CBI had admitted before the high court that though FIR was registered in 2013, the “real core investigation started only a few months back” and therefore, it did not want Tyagi to be out on bail till the charge sheet is filed.

A trial court had granted bail to Tyagi, who had retired as IAF chief in 2007, saying CBI has failed to state the alleged bribe amount and when it was paid.

Source: Zee News