New Delhi, December 09

CBI on  Friday arrested former  air force chief  S P  Tyagi in  case of bribery in the  VVIP  chopper purchase case.

The former air chief was under scanner of the investigating agency  regarding  Augusta  Westland  purchase in which huge bribery was alleged to have been paid to influence the decision . This bribery case had made headlines few months ago.


This is for the first time in the history of India that a former air force chief has been arrested in the bribery case.

Air Marshall Tyagi is alleged to have  influenced the Rs,3,600 crore deal under the influence of his cousins by tailoring the specifications.

Tyagi entered into consultancy with the deal makers  in 2004 when his next promotion as the air force chief was  scheduled.

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