Chopper scam: CBI withdraws from HC pleas to cancel bail of 3 accused

The CBI today withdrew from the Delhi High Court the pleas seeking cancellation of bail granted to former chief of Indian Air Force SP Tyagi and two other accused in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper scam.

Justice Anu Malhotra allowed the CBI to withdraw the petitions for cancellation of bail on the grounds that a charge sheet has been filed in the trial court in the case.

The petitions are dismissed as withdrawn, the court said, but granted liberty to the agency to take appropriate steps in future for cancellation of bail of the accused, if needed.

The CBI had moved the pleas seeking cancellation of bail of accused lawyer Gautam Khaitan, SP Tyagi and his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi in the Augusta Westland Chopper matter.

Advocate Pramod Dubey, who was appearing for Khaitan, said they had no objection to the move.

While the former IAF chief was granted bail by a Dehi court on December 26, 2016, his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan were given relief on January 4, 2017 in connection with the case.

The three are accused in the case which relates to procurement of 12 VVIP choppers from UK-based firm during the UPA-2 regime. The deal was later cancelled.

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