New Delhi: Rajeev Saxena, who was arrested in the Rs 3,600 money laundering case, has been granted bail by a Delhi High Court. However, the court has imposed certain conditions on Saxena and said that he will not tamper with evidence and join the investigation as and when called.Also Read - Complete Ban On Kite Flying, Related Activities, Chinese Manjha; PIL Filed In Delhi High Court
Further, he has been provided round-the-clock three armed security personnel on Enforcement Directorate’s recommendation, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - MS Dhoni Issued Notice By Supreme Court In Arbitration Proceeding Against Amrapali Group
Rajeev Saxena was granted relief by Special Judge Arvind Kumar on furnishing a bail bond of Rs. 5 lakh and two sureties of the same amount. Saxena has been directed to not leave the country without the court’s permission. Also Read - Delhi High Court Allowed Minor Rape Victim To Terminate Pregnancy In 26th Week
Rajeev Saxena, a director of two Dubai-based firms – UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings, is one of the accused named in the charge sheet filed by ED in the AgustaWestland case.
Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the deal, former AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica directors Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini, former Air Force chief SP Tyagi and Mr Saxena’s wife Shivani have also been named by the agency in the charge sheet.
On January 1, 2014, India had scrapped the contract with Finmeccanica’s British subsidiary AgustaWestland for supplying 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force over an alleged breach of contractual obligations and charges of kickbacks of Rs. 423 crore paid by it to secure the deal.
(With agency inputs)