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Agusta Westland: SP Tyagi's cousin and lawyer's judicial custody extended for 14 days

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 16:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 30 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Friday extended judicial custody of former Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) S.P. Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan for 14 days in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

Tyagi, Sanjeev Tyagi and Khaitan were arrested on December 10 in connection with the case. The court had on December 17 sent all the three accused to judicial custody till December 30.

The former air chief was yesterday granted bail on the condition that he will not leave Delhi or try to contact any witness in the case.

However, earlier today, the Delhi High Court issued notice to Tyagi after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) moved the higher court seeking cancellation of his bail.

On Thursday, the CBI received replies from all eight countries to its Letters Rogatory in connection with the case.

Sources said the information provided by the UAE and Singapore is of crucial importance to the CBI.

"Both countries were recently approached through diplomatic channels for execution of the CBI's letters rogatory (LRs) or judicial requests at the earliest. Now the agency has received responses to the LRs it sent to eight countries for establishing money trail in the Rs. 3,767 crores Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter deal case," said sources.

Mauritius, Tunisia, Italy, British Virgin Island, the UK and Switzerland are the other six countries where Letter Rogatory (a letter of formal request from court to a foreign court) was sent by the CBI, seeking assistance in probe and collection of documents in connection with this case.

The CBI will very soon start a fresh round of questioning. (ANI)

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