The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned  former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief SP Tyagi in connection with the controversial AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal which has been a matter of intense debate in and outside Parliament for the past week.

However, this is not the first case where a major arms deal turned into a scandal. Here are some of other major such cases which created controversies but were never brought to justice due to shoddy investigation by the agencies:

Bofors Scandal:

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Tatra Trucks Scam:

atra trucks from Bharat Earth Movers Limited. (BEML) in 2012. A case was filed against Lt General Tejinder Singh, and he was taken to Tihar Jail in 2012. However, the other accused like UK-based promoter Ravinder Rishi and top officials from BEML were let off due to lack of evidence.

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Barak Missile Scam:

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HDW German Submarine scandal:


Kargil coffin scam:

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Soltam upgunning scandal:


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(With inputs from agencies)

(Feature image source: PTI)