VVIP chopper case: The Patiala House Court on Monday has granted bail to Former Indian Air Force Chief SP Tyagi. He has accused of receiving and facilitating bribes in Rs 3,727 crore deals aimed at buying Augusta Westland choppers for transporting government dignitaries.
Delhi Court has allowed the bail application of Tyagi and asked him to fill a persona bond of Rs 2 lakh and surety of like amount. The court has decided to hear the next bail plea of other two accused Sanjeev Tyagi, Lawyer Gautam Khaitan who are the cousins of SP on 4th January.
CBI has mentioned names of 13 people in its report
It is worth mentioning here that CBI has named 13 people in an FIR filled in March 2013 including the former air force chief and his cousins Sanjeev alias Julie, Rajeev alias Docsa and Sandeep; three alleged middlemen Carlo Gerosa, Christian Michel and Guido Haschke; former Union minister Santosh Bagrodia’s brother Satish Bagrodia; IDS Infotech managing director Partap Aggarwal; Aeromatrix CEO Praveen Bakshi; former Finmeccanica chairman Giuseppe Orsi; former AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini; and IDS Infotech legal advisor Gautam Khaitan as the accused in VVIP chopper case.
On the other hand, CBI has also mentioned the names of six companies in the report such as Italy-based Finmeccanica, its UK-based subsidiary AgustaWestland, Mohali-based IDS Infotech, Chandigarh-based Aeromatrix, IDS Tunisia and IDS Mauritius.
The VVIP chopper case became public after an Italian court of appeals pointed fingers at 71 years old Tyagi in April 2016, observing that there were unmistakable indication of corruption by an Indian officer. The VVIP chopper case also led to several commotions in Parliament and the issue was raised up in the both houses this may.