CBI to Step Up Investigation into AgustaWestland Case
Politicians and retired officials among high-profile individuals likely to be grilled as govt decides to ensure all necessary support to agency to expedite its inquiry
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is stepping up its investigative efforts to nail the accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter case, even if that means questioning high-profile individuals, including politicians and former government officials.
The agency has asked former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi to appear before it on Monday. It has also summoned deputy chief of air staff, air marshal JS Gujral, for questioning in connection with the matter on Saturday. The agency said Gujral attended a meeting in 2005 at which specifications for the VVIP choppers were altered.
ET has learnt there is broad consensus in top government echelons that the agency be extended all necessary support to expedite its probe, especially since this will also require taking the help of authorities in Italy and other countries. Top CBI officials have been in touch with senior government functionaries ever since the order of the Milan Court of Appeals, first re-