CBI on Monday alleged in the Delhi High Court that former IAF chief S P Tyagi, accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, has committed a serious offence which “shames the country” and the order passed by the trial court granting him bail was “illegal”.
The agency, which has challenged the bail granted to Tyagi, claimed before Justice I S Mehta that it was a serious matter and the accused was trying to delay the proceedings before the high court as several other persons, who are involved in the case, want him to remain out of jail.
“It is a serious offence which shames the country. The accused (Tyagi) is out on bail on the ground which we can see in the bail order. He is out on the basis of an order which is illegal. The order of the trial court is contrary to the evidence,” ASG Tushar Mehta, appearing for CBI, told the court.
Tyagi’s counsel countered the submissions claiming there was no evidence against Tyagi in the case and they would respond to CBI’s plea and additional affidavit.
However, the ASG told the court that besides seeking cancellation of bail granted to the former IAF chief, the CBI has also moved separate pleas in the high court against the trial court’s order granting bail to two other co-accused, Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan.