Former air chief Tyagi gets bail in AgustaWestland case

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A court here on Monday granted bail to former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi, accused of receiving kickbacks in AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Tyagi’s bail application and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and a surety of like amount.

Tyagi and two others, arrested on December 9, were sent to the judicial custody till December 30.

Tyagi — the first chief of any wing of the armed forces to be arrested in the country — and the others were allegedly involved in irregularities in the procurement of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopters from Britain-based AgustaWestland.

Tyagi has denied the charge.

The other two accused in the case have also sought the bail from the court.