On the day the former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi appeared before a Magisterial Court in Patiala on his alleged involvement in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case, the current IAF Chief Arup Raha has said that they will accept the result of the inquiry. “Its a due process of law. Whatever comes out after inquiry, we will accept that,” he said.
Describing the case as an “unfortunate episode”, the IAF Chief said that the incident affects the reputation of armed forces. “It is an unfortunate episode. This incident obviously acts adversely on the reputation of a very professional force,” he said, adding that that the armed forces in the country will continue to work for the country. “IAF and armed forces will continue to serve the nation to the best of its abilities. If anything is wrong, we correct it very quickly,” he said.
The CBI sought for a 10-day custody for Tyagi and all the other accused in the case on Saturday. The investigative agency also told the court that Tyagi needs to be interrogated regarding his family’s investments in agricultural lands. The former IAF Chief has refuted allegations against him and said that he is not a corrupt man. Adding that all his agricultural lands are accounted for, Tyagi said that he can give his bank account details to the court.