Amid raging controversy over the AugustaWestland VVIP Chopper deal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will question former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi again on Tuesday.
Former IAF chief SP Tyagi reaches CBI Headquarters for questioning.
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The central probe agency had grilled Tyagi for nearly 10 hours over his alleged links with middlemen in the controversial Rs 3,600-crore chopper deal on Monday.
According to reports, CBI confronted Tyagi with response received from Italy on the judicial requests of the agency and quizzed him about the source of funding for his post-retirement trip to Italy.
Tyagi arrived at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi at around 10 A.M. and was questioned till 8 P.M. in the evening.
The agency had issued him a summon on Friday.
It was for the second time in three years that the retired Air Chief Marshal was being questioned in connection with the VVIP chopper deal but it was for the first time he was quizzed after an order of the Italian court on the matter.
He was earlier quizzed in 2013.
The Milan Court of Appeals has given details of how alleged bribes were paid by helicopter-maker Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland to Indian officials through middlemen to clinch the deal. The order reportedly mentions the name of Tyagi at several points.
So far, the former air chief has denied all allegations against him while claiming innocence in the case.
CBI had registered a case against Tyagi along with 13 others including his cousins and European middlemen in March 2013.