Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi was on Friday arrested by the CBI in the AgustaWestland chopper deal case.
Tyagi has been accused of influencing the 3,600-crore deal for VVIP helicopters in favour of Italy’s AgustaWestland during his tenure as the IAF chief. He has repeatedly denied the allegations.
In March 2013, the CBI had registered a case in the deal. Based on the CBI complaint, ED officials had booked Air Marshal Tyagi and some members of his family.
In July 2014, the Enforcement Directorate registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Tyagi and 20 others in the Rs 3,600-crore deal.