CBI likely to question Manmohan Singh in AgustaWestland scam: Report

The CBI had on Friday arrested SP Tyagi for allegedly influencing the Rs 3,600-crore deal in favour of AgustaWestland.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 12, 2016 11:51 am
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After arresting former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief SP Tyagi in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, the CBI is likely to question former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former officials in the PMO, according to a report on News18. The report suggests that along with Manmohan Singh, the investigating agency may also question the former prime minister’s then principal secretary TKA Nair and former national security adviser MK Narayanan beside the former CBI director Ranjit Sinha and former special director Salim Ali.

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The CBI had on Friday arrested SP Tyagi for allegedly influencing the Rs 3,600-crore deal in favour of AgustaWestland. A Delhi-based lawyer, Gautam Khaitan and SP Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi was also arrested along with him. The CBI said that all the three people have been arrested for accepting illegal gratification for exercising influence through corrupt or illegal means.

On January 1, 2014, India had scrapped the contract with Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland for supplying 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers to the IAF over alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of paying kickbacks of Rs 423 crore by it for securing the deal. CBI had also got issued Letters Rogatory (judicial requests) to multiple countries to gather more leads and evidences in this case.

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    indian
    Dec 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm
    Actually, what's the point of questioning MMS? All they'll get is pin drop silence
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      indian
      Dec 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm
      While questioning him about the chopper scam, please also question him about the 2g, cwg, tatra, vadra land, adarsh, coal scam
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      Jay
      Dec 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm
      Arrest Manmohan Singh.
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        Hh idom
        Dec 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
        So PM is accused of influencing a deal that he later cancelled honestly? This makes no sense. CBI out on new masters' witch-hunt.
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          MyTake
          Dec 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm
          It is difficult for brains eaten up by "corruption" termites to understand what is stunt and what is not.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For those who are not serious even about questioning, for them, anything that results in good outcome must be considered good. Know the tree by the fruit, if in doubt!
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            MyTake
            Dec 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm
            What you are waiting for? Why Congie Commie not you filing a case if there is merit?
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            1. M
              MyTake
              Dec 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm
              correction ... corruption does at up brains!
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              1. M
                MyTake
                Dec 11, 2016 at 6:35 pm
                First time people learning to question their leader. First ever step in India toward making "Swachch Bharat Swachch Leadership".
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