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AgustaWestland Chopper scam: SP Tyagi gets bail

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:44 IST

On Monday, the Patiala House Court bench granted bail to 72-year-old SP Tyagi, former Indian Air Force chief, in the AgustaWestland chopper deal case. The court asked Tyagi to deposit Rs 2 lakh security bond and not leave the country.

The bail plea of Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev Tyagi, Delhi-based advocate Gautam Khaitan and others arrested in the AgustaWestland chopper deal case will be passed on 4 January, 2017.

The defence lawyer sought bail on medical grounds.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had opposed the bail plea of the accused in the VVIP chopper scam case. It said they "may influence witnesses", destroy evidence and hamper the ongoing probe if out on bail.

The CBI added it was getting support from other countries in the probe. "We have evidence where the meetings unofficially took place for the purpose of crime," it said.

On 17 December, a Delhi court had extended the judicial custody of SP Tyagi and all the other accused in the AgustaWestland scam till 30 December.

First published: 26 December 2016, 11:59 IST