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AgustaWestland helicopter deal: Ex-IAF chief to stay in CBI custody till Dec 17

Seeking 7-day police custody of the accused, the CBI said that they required Tyagi’s custody to confront him with documents received from Italy which run into 1.25 lakh pages.

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Former Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi was produced in court in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

The CBI on Wednesday told the special court that it has received “incriminating” facts from Switzerland authorities which reveal the “percentage of commission” and “the cash” received by former Indian Air Force Chief S P Tyagi to allegedly favour AgustaWestland in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP helicopter deal.

Referring to the evidence received by it, the CBI told Special Judge Arvind Kumar, who sent Tyagi and two other accused — his cousin Sanjeev alias Julie Tyagi and lawyer-businesssman Gautam Khaitan — to CBI custody for three days, that it has received the statement of middleman Guido Haschke from Swiss authorities, that allegedly “reveals how much percentage of commission was paid to S P Tyagi and his cousin and how the Tyagi brothers were paid in cash”.

Seeking 7-day police custody of the accused, the CBI said that they required Tyagi’s custody to confront him with documents received from Italy which run into 1.25 lakh pages. “We received incriminating evidence from Mauritius in November. And we have received documents from Italy that run into 1.25 lakh pages,” said the CBI.

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The CBI argued that on February 25, 2005, the general manager of AgustaWestland met “Tyagi at his official residence”, after which the changes were made to favour the firm.