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VVIP chopper scam: Delhi High Court issues notice to SP Tyagi’s cousin on plea challenging his bail

Delhi Court Issued A Notice To Ex-IAF Chief SP Tyagi’s Cousin Sanjeev Tyagi On A Plea Challenging Bail Granted To Him In VVIP Chopper Scam Case On Tuesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 10 Jan 2017, 02:13:00 PM

New Delhi:

Delhi Court issued a notice to ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi on a plea challenging bail granted to him in VVIP chopper scam case on Tuesday.

CBI had moved separate pleas in the high court against the trial court's order granting bail to two other co-accused, Sanjeev Tyagi alias Juile and lawyer Gautam Khaitan.

On last Wednesday, a special court had granted bail to Sanjeev and Khaitan in VVIP chopper scam.

CBI had alleged that Tyagi and the other accused received bribes from AgustaWestland and helped the manufacturer win the $530-million contract to purchase the helicopters.

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The agency has approached the high court against the trial court's January 4 order, by which bail was granted to Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan in the scam, saying that no purpose would be served by keeping them in custody.

71-year old S P Tyagi, who was arrested by CBI on December 9, 2016 along with Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan in the case relating to alleged irregularities in procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 regime, was granted bail by a trial court on December 26 last year.

Both Tyagi and Khaitan were interrogated by CBI, had been asked by special CBI judge Arvind Kumar to furnish a personal bond of Rs two lakh and one surety of like amount as pre-requisites for release on bail.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 10 Jan 2017, 01:46:00 PM