SP Tyagi received bribes in cash and bought properties

The agency strong evidence in this regard and this has been submitted in court after identifying the properties which were not reported as required un

SP Tyagi received bribes in cash and bought properties

Former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi had received bribes in cash and bought at least four properties worth over crores by paying in currency.

According to a report in TOI, its CBI sources said the agency has strong evidence in this regard and this has been submitted in court after identifying the properties which were not reported as required under rules when Tyagi was in service.

Tyagi was arrested last month in the Rs 3,767 crore VVIP chopper scam. The report came in the backdrop of the trial court's remarks that CBI has been unable to state how much cash was paid to S P Tyagi and when.


CBI has found Tyagi received a "cash bribe" after he became Indian Air Force chief in 2005 while middlemen like Gautam Khaitan and Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev alias Julie Tyagi, both arrested with him last month, were already in touch with European middlemen before his appointment as IAF chief.

The CBI officials, according to the report, refused to divulge the exact quantum of bribe received by the former IAF chief.

The TOI sources claims that S P Tyagi bought the properties in Gurgaon and these investments didn't reflect in his Income Tax returns and he also didn't inform the defence headquarters or IAF about the purchases.

The investigating agency found that Rs 452 crore, or 12% of the total value of the deal, was paid as bribe by AgustaWestland. Out of this, Rs 414 crore alone came for Indians including politicians and bureaucrats apart from IAF officials.