VVIP Chopper Scandal: CBI enquiry names Ex-IAF Chief Tyagi

With a twist in millions dollar VVIP Chopper Deal Scandal, Former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi has been named by CBI as one of the 15 beneficiaries accused for kickbacks in the deal.

As per CBI’s preliminary enquiry registered on Monday, Tyagi along with his two cousins Julie Tyagi and Dosca Tyagi, three alleged middlemen and four companies has also been named in the probe over allegations of kickbacks in supply of 12 luxury AgustaWestland chopper, a subsidiary of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica.

Reports said that, the agency has launched investigations as soon as its officials with Ministry of Defence returned from Italy with documents that prove the kickbacks paid to the middlemen by AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica.

CBI has registered preliminary probe against Finmeccanica chairman Giuseppe Orsi and UK registered AgustaWestland CEO, Bruno Spagnolini, both were arrested by Italian investigators for allegedly paid bribes to Indian officials through middlemen.

Meanwhile, the agency is said to register a case after questioning all the suspects presented in India and for that it will call them for round of questioning.

Earlier, Defence minister AK Antony said that the culprits who involve din Rs. 3600 crore chopper scam will not leave unpunished.

However, General Elections 2014 are not far away and UPA is seeking efforts to solve all the controversial as well as the most corruptionised deal as soon as possible, reported to direct officials to punish them who found the guilty, if any, but ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.


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