Court grants bail to ex-IAF chief Tyagi in VVIP chopper deal case

Photo of former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi.

New Delhi: In a big relief to the former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi who is accused of receiving bribe in VVIP AgustaWestland helicopter deal, a local court today granted bail to him.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Tyagi’s bail application and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and a surety of like amount.

On December 9th, Tyagi along with two others were arrested and sent to the judicial custody till December 30th.

Interestingly, he in the first chief of any wing of the armed forces to be arrested in the country-and the others were allegedly involved in irregularities in the procurement of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopters from Britain-based AgustaWestland.

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