AgustaWestland scam: Court reserves order on bail plea of accused till Dec 26

| Updated: Dec 23, 2016 22:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 23 (ANI): A Delhi court on Friday reserved the order on bail plea of three accused, including former air chief S.P. Tyagi, in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case till December 26. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel requested the court not to disclose evidences to anyone saying that if the evidence gathered will be disclose, there would be implication on future investigation. "When a person is interrogated in custody, he knows what documents are available, what they seek to recover, who all will be interrogated. There is serious potential of other witnesses be pre-warned," said the CBI. Commenting on the bail issued to all the three accused related to the scam, the investigating agency said they are on pre-charge sheet stage and a very crucial time of investigation is going on. Counter attacking CBI's plea, SP Tyagi's counsel said, "CBI isn't showing or telling evidence against him and if he (S.P. Tyagi) tries to prove his innocence, they will accuse him of non-cooperation since he's not incriminating himself." Tyagi's counsel also alleged that CBI in the last four years has never been able to establish any evidence against ex-air chief regarding receipt of any bribe. The Patiala House court had on December 17 remanded the trio 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 AgustaWestland during his tenure as the IAF chief. He has, however, repeatedly denied the allegations. (ANI)