A Delhi court has allowed the plea of two family members of former IAF chief S P Tyagi, accused in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam, to defreeze their bank accounts subject to certain conditions.
Special CBI Judge Ravinder Kaur gave a conditional relief to former Air Chief’s family members Anurag Tyagi and Vandana Tyagi, saying their accounts will be defreezed by the banks on furnishing a bond of over Rs 19 lakh and a little over Rs two lakh respectively with an undertaking to produce the amount as and when required by the court.
“In the facts and circumstances of the case, applicant Anurag Tyagi is directed to furnish bond in the sum of Rs 19,39,785, undertaking to produce the said amount as and when required by the court.
“Subject to furnishing this undertaking, directions be issued to the manager of the banks to release the frozen account nos. of applicant Anurag Tyagi,” the court said.
It also said, “Similarly, applicant Vandana Tyagi is also directed to furnish bond in the sum of Rs 2,10,581 undertaking to produce the said amount as and when required by the court.
“Subject to furnishing this undertaking, directions be issued to the manager to release the frozen account no. of applicant Vandana Tyagi.”
Both Anurag and Vandana had sought de-freezing of their bank accounts which they could not operate following directions by the CBI.
Their counsel had submitted that both the applicants are not named as accused in the FIR and there is no incriminating evidence on record against them.
CBI prosecutor V K Sharma had not opposed the plea saying that the accounts of both Vandana and Anurag were seized as they are the family members of accused S P Tyagi.
The former Air Chief, his cousins– Sanjeev alias Julie, Rajeev alias Docsa and Sandeep, European middlemen Carlo Gerosa, Christian Michel and Guido Haschke are among 13 individuals named in the CBI FIR as accused.