AgustaWestland case: SP Tyagi gets bail

He cannot leave the country without the permission from the court.

AgustaWestland case: SP Tyagi gets bail

Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi, who was arrested in VVIP chopper scam in AgustaWestland case has got a huge relief from Patiala Court.

Tyagi has got bail from the court on the surety of Rs 2 lakhs. However, he cannot leave the country without the permission from the court.

Furthermore, he cannot get in touch with Witnessess. He has promised in the bail request to cooperate with investigations.

It is to be noted that there has been no relief for Tyagi's cousin brother Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan. Their bail order would be heard on January 4.

Details are awaited in the case.

Earlier, SP Tyagi sought bail from a Delhi court on Friday, who has been under arrest since December 9 in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam.

However, the Patiala House Court postponed hearing on the bail plea because CBI had told the court it needed time to present the case as it had to obtain large volumes of information to interrogate Tyagi and the two other accused.

It is to be noted that the court heard the arguments from the counsel of Tyagi, Sanjeev Tyagi and Gautam Khaitan and adjourned the matter after the probe agency said it needed time to argue on the bail pleas.

The case relates to procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based firm during the UPA-2 regime.

Reportedly, the CBI had said it was a "very serious" and "a very high-profile" case requiring interrogation to unearth larger conspiracy as the "interest of the nation was compromised." It had submitted that "one part of the crime was committed in India while various other angles are in foreign land."

Tyagi's counsel had earlier claimed that the decision to procure VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland was a "collective" one and Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was also a part of it.