AgustaWestland: IAF Ex-chief SP Tyagi sent to judicial custody Till Dec 30

The bail applications of the three accused, including Tyagi are in the Patiala House Court and court will hear the bail request on December 21. According to CBI officials, who investigated the the infamous defense deal that took place during UPA Government's tenure, Tyagi has influenced to lower the flying height for the 12 VVIP choppers from 6,000 m to 4,500 m.

AgustaWestland: IAF Ex-chief SP Tyagi sent to judicial custody Till Dec 30

SP Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief, who was arrested for his alleged role in the RS 3600 crore chopper deal  has been sent to  judicial custody till December 30. ANI  added that the bail applications of the three accused, including Tyagi are in the Patiala House Court and court will hear the bail request on December 21.






According to CBI officials, who investigated the the infamous defense deal that took place during UPA Government's tenure said, Tyagi has influenced to lower the flying height for the 12  VVIP choppers from 6,000 m to 4,500 m to help the
AgustaWestland win the contract. These new modifications have helped the company to win the contract, as they received prior-information on the technical aspects of the contract, added CBI. The CBI has come with a charge sheet against  Tyagi and 18 others three days ago.

India later cancelled the deal in 2014, after accusations of bribery emerged, and currently a case in this regard has been going on in the
International Court of Arbitration( ICC) in Paris, reported NDTV. 

Meanwhile, in another development, on Friday, an Italian apex court has ordered for a re-trial of defence firm Leonardo Finmeccanica’s senior officials on the charges of bribery, as they appealed to the Milan court recently.

They are accused of giving bribes in 2010 in the helicopter deal to Indian officials.  


Bruno Spagnolini, ex chief of the company’s helicopter unit AgustaWestland, has been awarded a jail sentence of four years, and another official Giuseppe Orsi, has received four and a half years for his role in fraud and corruption the deal. 

The Italian court dropped case against Finmeccanica in 2014 while AgustaWestland  reached for a 7.5 million-euro settlement.