India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 4, 2017
A Delhi court today granted bail to two more accused in the VVIP chopper case a week after former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, arrested last month over allegations of bribery in a contract to buy AgustaWestland VVIP choppers, was granted bail. Mr Tyagi was granted bail on the condition that he will not leave Delhi or try to contact any witness in the ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 3, 2017
CBI's petition challenging the bail granted to former IAF chief SP Tyagi in AgustaWestland chopper scam case on the ground that he could allegedly "hamper" the probe will be heard on January 9, the Delhi High Court today said.
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday December 26, 2016
Former Air Chief SP Tyagi's arrest in the VVIP chopper scam has dented the image of the Indian Air Force and hurt the morale of the armed forces, outgoing Chief Arup Raha has acknowledged in an exclusive interview. "I will be very happy if he can acquit himself," Air Chief Marshal Raha said on NDTV's Walk The Talk.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday December 26, 2016
Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, arrested earlier this month over his alleged role in the irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, has been granted bail.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 23, 2016
A special court today decided to pronounce its order next week on the bail plea of former IAF chief SP Tyagi and two others, arrested in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case, after hearing arguments of the CBI and the accused on the issue.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday December 21, 2016
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday opposed the bail plea of former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief SP Tyagi and others arrested in AgustaWestland chopper deal case.
India News | Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Saturday December 17, 2016
Former Air Chief SP Tyagi, arrested in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper scam earlier this month, has been sent to jail till December 30 by a court in Delhi. The former Air Chief was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI for a week in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper scandal, since his arrest on December...
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday December 14, 2016
Former air chief SP Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan, will be in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning for three more days, a Delhi court has said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 12, 2016
Ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry has created a stir in his battle with the Tatas after he linked one of its directors - Vijay Singh - to the VVIP chopper scam, a charge vehemently denied by the latter.
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday December 11, 2016
Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, who was arrested Friday over alleged irregularities in the Rs 3,600 crore deal with AgustaWestland to acquire a dozen VVIP choppers, has blamed the then Prime Minister office for tweaking the deal in favour of the UK-based helicopter maker. Mr Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawye...
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday December 10, 2016
Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi was arrested on Friday over alleged irregularities in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal worth 3,600 crores, signed when the Congress was in power. He was arrested along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan after hours of questioning. The former air chief has been accused of abusing his official ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 1, 2016
A special court has issued a fresh open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) against British national and alleged middleman Christian Michel James in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal case, while summoning as accused his two Indian associates and an Indian company.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 16, 2016
The Defence Ministry has handed over a set of key documents to the CBI, including minutes of the meetings where the decision to purchase of three Embraer aircraft was taken, to help the agency in its probe into allegations that kickbacks were paid in the deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 30, 2016
Embattled middleman in the VVIP chopper scam Christian James Michel has written to CBI, saying he is willing to meet with Indian investigators in Dubai and has sought the withdrawal of Interpol Red Corner Notice against him in case the meeting takes place.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 27, 2016
A two-member CBI team visited Italy recently and collected details in the AugustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal case from key police and legal officials there who had probed the graft allegations there.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 20, 2016
Initiating fresh action in the VVIP choppers deal case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today froze shares to the tune of Rs 86 crore as the probe agency alleged they were procured through kickbacks received by two middlemen in the purchase of helicopters from Italy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 27, 2016
The Central Information Commission has directed the Defence Ministry to disclose some records related to AgustaWestland helicopters deal including the opinion of the Attorney General on returning procured choppers and records related to court proceedings in Italy.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday May 11, 2016
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned a city-based travel agent, the chiefs of two private firms and a Delhi-based lawyer in connection with alleged payoffs in the Rs.3,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 10, 2016
Aiming to take trace the money trail in VVIP choppers deal, a team of ED officials may soon travel to a few countries, including Singapore, and seek expediting the process of replies to its judicial requests issued in the case.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 9, 2016
After targeting the top Congress brass in and outside Parliament, BJP has trained its guns on Robert Vadra with a party MP giving a notice in Lok Sabha to raise the alleged scams involving him and also writing to the Enforcement Directorate in this regard.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 8, 2016
Raking up the AgustaWestland issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked Congress for a string of scams during its rule and accused it of "making money" in the VVIP chopper deal as he urged the people of Tamil Nadu to vote BJP to power to usher in development.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 8, 2016
Investigators have got some "vital" leads on the Indian contacts and fund sources of Christian Michel, an alleged defence middleman, after interrogating his local driver in Delhi in connection with the money laundering probe in the nearly Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Rashmi Mann, Edited by Jatin Gandhi | Sunday May 8, 2016
Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he does not have the courage to go after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took a swipe at him saying Mr Kejriwal should quit the chief minister's job and join the CBI.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 7, 2016
Former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi was today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal after being quizzed for days by the CBI in the case.
India News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Friday May 6, 2016
The Congress was thrown yet another challenge today by the ruling BJP over the marquis scandal involving a corrupt deal to buy helicopters from AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Italian firm.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 6, 2016
Launching an all out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress today dubbed him as "Jagadguru" (preceptor of the world) of "politics of blackmail" who is "masterminding a conspiracy" to implicate its leadership in the AgustaWestland case.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Thursday May 5, 2016
The Indian Navy's new Made-In-India submarine, which went to sea trials on Sunday, is effectively a gun without bullets.
India News | Reported by Noopur Tiwari | Wednesday May 4, 2016
Despite requests, the Congress-led government shared just three documents with Italy as it investigated how bribes were paid in India for an order for 3,600 crores for a dozen helicopters.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday May 4, 2016
During a fiery debate on the AgustaWestland chopper deal in Parliament today, the Congress attacked Subramanian Swamy, the BJP's newest Rajya Sabha member, calling him "diabolical and twisted".
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 4, 2016
CBI today questioned former Indian Air Force Chief SP Tyagi for the third consecutive day and examined lawyer Gautam Khaitan for the first time after an Italian court held that bribes were paid to clinch the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.