Tyagi gets summons in Agusta case

Taking cognisance of a supplementary complaint in a money laundering case connected with the Rs. 3,700-crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter bribery case, a Delhi court on Tuesday summoned former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi and others.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar also summoned former AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini and former Finmeccanica chairman Giuseppe Orsi on September 12. The judge issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Italian middlemen Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke and Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena. In its July 18 complaint, the Enforcement Directorate said it had gathered evidence to prosecute the accused for money laundering.

The agency charged that as many as 34 Indian and foreign individuals and companies, including Mr. Tyagi, Gerosa and Haschke, lawyer Gautam Khaitan and Finmeccanica, the parent company of AgustaWestland, were involved in laundering money to the tune of around €28 million.

The proceeds of the crime were laundered through several companies abroad, the ED said.

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