Delhi HC stays order allowing ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi to go abroad

The Delhi High Court was critical of the fact that the 'high and mighty', in this case SP Tyagi, get permission to travel abroad as compared to others.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 30, 2017 6:40 pm
SP Tyagi, AgustaWestland case, Chopper scam, SP Tyagi AgustaWestland case Former Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi. (File Photo)

The Delhi high court on Tuesday stayed a trial court order allowing former IAF chief S P Tyagi, one of the accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case, to travel to Indonesia. Justice I S Mehta agreed to the contention of the CBI that the former 71-year-old air force chief, who is on bail, may tamper with the ongoing investigation in the case.

The court was also critical of the fact that the “high and mighty” accused get permission to travel abroad as compared to others.

The high court’s order came on an appeal of CBI challenging the trial court’s May 24 decision permitting Tyagi to travel to Indonesia.

Tyagi, who along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan are accused in the case relating to alleged irregularities in the procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 regime, have been granted bail by the trial court.

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  1. P
    May 31, 2017 at 5:27 am
    If he is brainy, he will never return back just like former IPL commissioner Modi, Mallya, , Anderson and Quotrochi
    1. A
      May 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm
      Even after three years being in power, Modi does not know who took the bribe. In this case Congress and BJP are partners of 50:50.
      1. M
        May 31, 2017 at 12:37 am
        Most likely Modi knows but being smart he probably wants system to take a call. Modi is here not for a day on vacation! If system takes responsibility there won't be nay making of future Tyagis!
      2. Shyamal Ganguly
        May 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm
        A clean Judge overruled a Bribe Taking Judge. This is India. One Judge in UP has been suspended for such action recently for allowing bail of criminal(s). This is Indian Judiciary. Judges in India are on .
        1. R
          May 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm
          Forgetting government job, except HC and SC judges writes prilims and Mains competetive exam, trail Court judge must be correct than justice js kehar misra and all justice. Let armed forces May do bloodless cough.