AgustaWestland: Former chief, deputy chief of IAF to be brought face to face by CBI

New Delhi, May 2: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to question former Indian Air Force Chief, S P Tyagi and former deputy chief of air staff J S Gujral together on Monday in connection with the AgustaWestland probe.

Gujral was questioned by the CBI for 8 hours in Delhi and has been asked to join the probe on Monday as well.

CBI to question SP Tyagi, Gujral

The CBI which had summoned Tyagi for questioning is likely to examine him along with Gujral in Delhi today. Gujral was earlier examined as a witness in the case. He was in charge of procurements and the CBI is trying to ascertain the role of the officials in this case.

It is alleged that the former Air chief's cousins known as the Tyagi brothers had met with the middlemen and tried swinging the chopper deal in the favour of AgustaWestland.

The CBI has also learnt that the middlemen had been in touch with the Tyagi brothers seven months before S P Tyagi became the air chief.


The CBI has been trying to ascertain if the former Air chief had influenced the decision in any way. The government was on the look out for new VVIP choppers after the Air Force had decided to phase out the MI8.

The opinion of the air force had been sought when the government was attempting to finalise a deal with AgustaWestland. The CBI is trying to find out if the Tyagi brothers had influenced the former air chief in any way to swing the deal in favour of AgustaWestland.

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