by FP Staff Feb 26, 2013 07:15 IST
The CBI on Monday registered a preliminary enquiry in the Rs. 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The investigating agency, in its report, named Air Chief Marshall (retired) SP Tyagi, as well as his cousins Julie Tyagi and Dosca Tyagi, as having received kickbacks from AgustaWestland.
According to CNN-IBN, investigators have said they have documents to prove that payments were made in the AgustaWestland chopper deal and more names would surface soon.
Earlier this month, the retired air chief in an interview to CNN-IBN said he had nothing to do with the chopper deal and he was open to a probe in the matter.
"The main changes, reducing flying altitude and increasing cabin height, were made in 2003. I was not the chief then. As far as I know, my cousins have no business links with the defence force/ministry.
When I became chief in 2004, only the process of fittings went on. There were no changes made in the requirements. And in 2006, while I was still the chief, tenders were issued," Tyagi said in the interview.
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