Former IAF Chief SP Tyagi Arrested By CBI In AugustaWestland Chopper Scam


NEW DELHI:  Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi was arrested today over alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal worth 3,700 crores. He was arrested along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan after hours of questioning. The former air chief has been accused of abusing his official position by corrupt means. This is the first high-profile arrest made by acting CBI chief Rakesh Asthana, who is in the headlines because of a row between the government and the opposition over his appointment a week ago. Mr Asthana was given charge of the chopper deal investigation earlier this year.

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