"They have tried to save themselves by cancelling the deal, but people must know who were the ones involved in it. There should be a CBI inquiry, as a lot of money was involved in the scam and had been going on for long," said Lt. Gen. Hoon.
"It is a very sensible decision that they have cancelled it, otherwise they could have got into a lot of trouble," he said.
"It was not a clean deal A lot of people were involved. But they should probe into this deal. They should find out how much money was involved, when did it happen, and who all were involved a lot of money was involved," he added.
India cancelled the controversial Rs. 3,600-crore contract for 12 helicopters meant for VVIPs with UK-based AgustaWestland amid allegations that deal was riddled with kickbacks on Wednesday.
The announcement came after a meeting between Defence Minister AK Antony and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. The defence ministry has said that the "violation of a pre-contract integrity pact" led to the decision.
--ANI (Posted on 02-01-2014)