New Delhi: Days after the ED told a Delhi court that it supported AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal accused Rajiv Saxena’s plea to become an approver- the court on Monday granted the plea.
A special CBI court in the national capital allowed Saxena to become an approver in the case.

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday had moved a Delhi Court for its support to the Dubai-based businessman Rajiv Saxena over its plea seeking to become an approver.

Special Public Prosecutor D.P. Singh had then told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that the agency had examined Saxena’s statement and that he would be an important witness in the case. The court had listed the matter for March 25.

United Arab Emirates security agencies picked up Saxena from his Dubai residence on January 30 and extradited him to India the same night.

He was granted bail on medical grounds last week. The ED did not oppose his bail application.

According to the ED, Saxena, in connivance with lawyer Gautam Khaitan, provided the global corporate structure that laundered money for payment to various political leaders, bureaucrats and Indian Air Force (IAF) officials in order to influence the contract for supplying 12 VVIP helicopters in favour of AgustaWestland.

 

With IANS inputs