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Agusta Westland: Delhi HC to hear CBI’s plea challenging S.P. Tyagi’s bail

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on January 18 hear the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the trial court’s order granting bail to former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi in the Agusta Westland case.

In a major relief, the former air force chief was earlier last month granted bail in this case on Rs. two lakh security.

A Delhi Court hearing the matter directed the former air chief not to leave Delhi-NCR and not to tamper with evidence.

The CBI counsel had earlier on December 23 last year requested the court not to disclose evidences to anyone while stating that if the evidence gathered will be disclosed then there would be implications on future investigation into the case.

The Patiala House Court had on December 17 last year remanded the former air chief and two other accused to judicial custody till December 30 as their CBI custody ended.

Earlier, the CBI had moved the court seeking a 10-day custody to interrogate Tyagi and the other accused in the case.

Tyagi has been accused of influencing the deal in favour of Agusta Westland during his tenure as the IAF chief.

He has, however, repeatedly denied the allegations.

PTI