VVIP chopper scam: FIR filed against former IAF chief and others
CBI on Wednesday registered FIR against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others in VVIP chopper scam. Satish Bagrodia, brother of former Union Minister Santosh Bagrodia, has also been named in the FIR. A CBI team conducted raids at 12 places in Delhi, Gurgaon and Chandigarh, along with Tyagi’s residence in connection with the probe in the scam.
A probe by Italian prosecutors claims that Tyagi and other Indian officials tweaked the tenders in 2006 so that AgustaWestland would beat other competing manufacturers. It is alleged that Finmeccanica paid the middlemen about Rs2.8 crore through a consultancy contract between AgustaWestland and Gordian Services Sarl. Of this, Rs72 lakh were paid in cash to the Tyagi brothers. PTI