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CBI to question former Air chief SP Tyagi

Air chief S P TyagiThe CBI will question former Air chief S P Tyagi today in connection with its probe into the alleged corruption in Agusta Westland VVIP chopper deal.

The agency had quizzed former IAF Deputy Chief J S Gujral on Saturday in the case. Both, Tyagi and Gujral were questioned at length in 2013 but the fresh round of questioning was necessitated after recent order of an Italian Court which indicated corruption in the deal. The Court has given details of how alleged bribes were paid by helicopter maker Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland to Indian officials through middlemen to clinch the deal. The order mentions the name of Tyagi at several points.

The investigating agency had registered a case against Tyagi along with 13 others including his cousins and European middlemen in the case. It had already questioned several bureaucrats including former cabinet secretary B K Chaturvedi and Comptroller and Auditor General Shashikant Sharma who was the then Defence Secretary and the then SPG chief B V Wanchoo.

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