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. Also Read - Delhi Court Grants Interim Bail of 7 Days to AugustaWestland Scam Co-Accused Rajeev Saxena
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. Also Read - Delhi Court Reserves Order on AugustaWestland Chopper Scam ‘Middleman’ Christian Michel’s Bail Plea
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. Also Read - AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper scam: Former IAF chief SP Tyagi arrested; All you need to know about Rs 3,600 crore scam
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