Italian authorities arrested Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi, the main accused in this case and are questioning him for paying the bribe to the IAF officials to sway out the helicopter deal.
The Tyagi brothers, Julie Tyagi and cousin Marshal Tyagi were bribed through fake invoices generated in the name of Mohali and Chandigarh based IT firm –IDS Infotech. Aeromatrix works for AgustaWestland and its CEO Praveen Bakshi and most employees were on the payroll of IDS Infotech which is a fake company.
Finmeccanica group is controlled by Italian government and thus CBI is hopeful of getting required assistance in the probe of alleged bribery case for the helicopter deal. Senior officials from Italian judiciary have been contacted to get the report of their internal probe of the scam and to assess the roles of Indians involved in the controversial deal.
The deal was materialized with Julie Tyagi informing that operative height has been lowered to 15000ft. and that AgustaWestland could qualify for the bid. This was an indirect indication to the Finmeccanica group that they had won the deal. The final deal meetings with Marshal Tyagi where helicopters were discussed took place in 2006 in his cousin’s office. Haschke has not yet releaved that money was bribed to Marshal in this meeting.
The probe will continue until the faces of all those who participated and benefited financially or otherwise from this alleged deal is uncovered. Such scams show the gloomy picture of Indian Airforce which is seen with such respect and honor by the countrymen.
If such deals are carried out in personal interest, our country is never going to become self-sufficient in their ammunition and other defense related equipments. Such corrupt officials are draining the money out of our loved nation and defaming the nation.