Chopper scam: CBI raids ex-IAF chief S P Tyagi's Gurgaon residence
New Delhi, Mar 13 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted raids at the Gurgaon residence of former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) S. P. Tyagi, following the registration of a case against him in connection with the Rs. 3600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.
CBI sleuths also conducted searches in 12 places in Delhi, Gurgaon and Chandigarh in connection with the alleged scam.
Satish Bagrodia, the brother of former union minister Santosh Bagrodia, has also been named in the FIR.
The CBI team had registered a preliminary enquiry on the basis of some important documents that it had obtained from Italian probe agencies in connection with the alleged payment of kickbacks by AgustaWestland to bag the chopper deal. A complete case would be registered once sufficient evidence is procured.
The Defence Ministry had earlier threatened to cancel the chopper deal and sought a CBI probe after the CEO of AgustaWestland's parent company, Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, was arrested in Italy for his role in paying bribes.