The information relating to the three companies was pointed out to former IAF chief, S P Tyagi who was questioned for over 8 hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials.
The Financial Intelligence Unit is currently gathering information about these three companies and is trying to ascertain the flow of funds from abroad into India.
The CBI during the questioning also tried to ascertain whether Giuli was a code name for Tyagi.
Who is Guili?
Guili which means beautiful girl in Italian was an alleged code name used by the middle men, CBI officials say. The taped conversations which is in the possession of the CBI suggests that a key person was often referred to as Guili.
As per the conversation the middle men are heard saying on March 25, 2012 that they would have to receive Guili at the Milan airport. Further it also states that the middlemen had discussed accompanying Guili in Italy.
The CBI has been trying to find out if Guili was the code word used for Tyagi. While attempting to join the dots, the CBI has learnt that Tyagi was in Milan in the year 2012 and may have met the middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke.
Questions for Tyagi:
During the questioning, the CBI asked Tyagi if he had visited Milan in 2012. Further he was asked about the three companies through which money was routed in.
The CBI further sought to know if there were meetings between him and the two middle men. CBI sources say that he had allegedly met them around 6 times.
A visit to Venice and Milan in the year 2009 two years after his retirement is also under the scanner of the CBI. The CBI asked Tyagi if he had visited these places alone or along with his two cousins or Tyagi brothers who are also accused in this case.
According to the CBI the Tyagi brothers had been in touch with the middlemen since 2004 itself.