Former Air Chief Marshall SP Tyagi granted bail

A Patiala House Court bench granted bail to former Air Chief Marshall S,P Tyagi in the VVIP AugustaWestland chopper deal.

Further, the court has directed him not to leave the country and granted bail on a personal bond of Rs. 2 lakh.

However, there are certain restrictions imposed by the court asking him not to interfere in the probe in any way and manipulate the witnesses.

The bail applications of the other two accused in this case – Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi and lawyer Gautam Khaitan – are still undecided but the court has said orders on the pleas will come on January 4.

S,P Tyagi’s advocate Maneka Guruswamy argued that during the hearing of the plea her client cannot be kept away from enjoying his freedom if the investigation is prolonging itself.

CBI contended that if their bail pleas are heard, they might influence witnesses and hamper “the multi-layered probe by various agencies in more than one jurisdiction involving many countries”, TOI quoted Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as saying.

But Khaitan’s advocate Pramod Kumar Dubey and Sanjeev Tyagi’s counsel Manav Gupte gave the counter argument that the accused had sought the plea on the basis that the evidence was documentary in nature and had already been seized by the CBI.

On December 17, all the three accused were sent to judicial custody till December 30.

Sources: TOI , India Today

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Patiala House court rejects Subramanian’s plea

Subramanian Swami,BJP lawmaker received a setback in the National Herald case, as Patiala house court in Delhi rejected his plea seeking documents for the congress party. The case was filed against prominent Congress leaders, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and others.

Earlier Subramanian Swami has argued that the accounts of the congress leaders should be scrutinised and checked,whether they have provided 90 crore in a loan from tax exempted money to the National Herald newspaper. Congress has also argued that it is within its rights to provide a loan in order to revive a newspaper in the national interest.

National Herald had been set up by the first Indian prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, however, it had to shut down in 2008 due to poor earnings and mismanagement.

The Gandhis are accused of acquiring the newspaper firm for Rs 50 lakh, with the intentions of grabbing its properties in Delhi worth thousands of crore.

Gandhi’s counsel, however, claimed that Swamy has not made Congress an accused in the case. Meanwhile, Subramanian Swami has denied these claims. He has stated that the court has already summoned Congress leaders.Subramanian Swami has also mentioned that he will appeal to the Supreme Court on Patiala High Court’s order.

Source – NDTV,ECONOMIC TIMES,DNA

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