Former Indian Air Force Chief Shashindra Pal Tyagi has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation for channeling funds for bribes in the Agusta Westland VVIP chopper case.
Tyagi has been arrested on grounds of having allegedly doled out undue favours to Agusta.
Tyagi had earlier been brought in for questioning at CBI headquarters as part of the probe several times.
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Both, Tyagi and former IAF Deputy Chief J S Gujral had been questioned at length in 2013 but the fresh round of questioning was necessitated after the recent order of an Italian Court which indicated corruption in the deal.
The court had given details of how alleged bribes were paid by helicopter maker Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland to Indian officials through middlemen to clinch the deal. The investigating agency had registered a case against Tyagi along with 13 others including his cousins and European middlemen in the case.