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AgustaWestland: Delhi court allows Rajeev Saxena to turn approver in VVIP chopper scam case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Had Earlier Told The Court That It Has No Objection With Saxena Being Allowed To Turn Approver As It Would Be Very Useful For The Agency.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Mar 2019, 06:06:10 PM
AgustaWestland: Court allows Rajeev Saxena to turn approver in chopper scam case (File Photo)

New Delhi:

A Delhi court on Monday allowed Rajeev Saxena, an alleged middleman, to turn approver in the AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper scam case. Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Saxena to turn an approver in the money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had earlier told the court that it has no objection with Saxena being allowed to turn approver as it would be very useful for the agency.

Saxena, who had sought to become an approver in the case, recorded his statement on March 6 during in-chamber proceedings after which the court sent the copies of his statement to the special judge hearing the case.

He was earlier granted bail by the court on medical grounds after the perusal of reports submitted by AIIMS.

Saxena, director at two Dubai-based firms - UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings - is one of the accused named in the charge sheet filed by ED in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland scam. Christian Michel, Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa are among other accused who are being questioned in connection with the bribery scandal in the AgustaWestland deal.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2019, 06:04:56 PM