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VVIP chopper scam: HC stays order allowing ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi to go abroad

The court agreed to CBI’s contention that former air force chief SP Tyagi, who is on bail, may tamper with the ongoing investigation in the case

india Updated: May 30, 2017 21:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan TImes, New Delhi
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Former IAF chief SP Tyagi.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Delhi high court on Tuesday stayed a trial court order allowing former IAF chief SP Tyagi, one of the accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case, to travel to Indonesia.

Justice IS Mehta agreed to the contention raised by CBI that the former 71-year-old air force chief, who is on bail, may tamper with the ongoing investigation in the case.

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.

First Published: May 30, 2017 20:59 IST