Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) accessed over to form Special Investigation Team (SIT) whilst entering into a matter of Augusta Westland VVIP Chopper bribery scam along with loan defaulter Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya. The team queried against IAF Chief S P Tyagi in an aspect of answers regarding scams. Tyagi accused of receiving “kind” services from the middlemen procured to Italian firm bidding to get over a deal regarding supply of chopper for VVIPs in India. He also visited Florence, Milan and Venice right after his retirement.
Apart from main accused Tyagi, his cousins Sanjeev, Rajeev and Sandeep has been questioned by the CBI. Along with them, a Delhi based lawyer Gautam Khaitan, was also cross-examined as allegedly playing a role in moving bribe money.
The Milan Court of Appeals equivalent to High Court of India, gave details regarding bribery case of Augusta Westland who shelled of thousand of crores for choppers to Indian officials through various agents. The agency also revealed that the company reduced the ceiling service which is actually a helicopter could fly at maximum height can perform appropriately, but a single conveyance AW-101 chopper was not just eligible for submission under bids.
However, Tyagi has simply denied all the allegations which included decision making over suppressing ceiling services. It was taken in rage of action by consultation withSpecial Protection Group (SPG) and other top officials of the then Prime Minister’s Office.
After much infuriated case of VVIP Chopper scam with Augusta Westland, SIT will look over the matter of Kingfisher Airlines owner and Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya. The tycoon is under allegation of defaulting loan amount of more than 900 crores INR from various banks specifically IDBI, total amount being approximately 10,000 crores INR.