Former Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief SP Tyagi and two other accused in the Rs.3,600 crore VVIP chopper AgustaWestland scam were on Saturday sent to 13-day judicial custody by a Delhi court.
All the three accused have filed their bail applications in the Patiala House Court in Delhi and the court will hear the plea on December 21.
Tyagi, along with his cousin Julie Tyagi and advocate Gautam Khaitan, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on December 9 for accepting illegal gratification in the deal.
According to the CBI, Tyagi was allegedly involved in the decision to reduce VVIP chopper’s altitude to 4500 metres bringing AgustaWestland into the running for the deal in 2005.
Tyagi is the first former chief of any wing of the Indian armed forces to be arrested in any corruption case.