Court sends Saxena to judicial custody in AugustaWestland scam

Court sends Saxena to judicial custody in AugustaWestland scam

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 12 : A Delhi court on Wednesday ordered to send Rajiv Saxena, arrested in AugustaWestland case, to judicial custody till February 18.

Businessman Saxena was extradited to India on January 31 in connection with alleged scam in the Rs 3,600 crore deal for the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AugustaWestland Company. He was allegedly operating a number of bank accounts in Switzerland in which huge amounts of money was deposited.

Directorate of Enforcement (ED) after completion of ED remand of Rajiv Saxena produced him before the court and submitted that ED did not require extension of ED remand of Saxena.

Counsel for Saxena submitted before the court that he has provided all necessary information to the Investigating Agency and was always cooperative in the investigation so he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

Counsel for Saxena further submitted that he was an extremely sick person with advanced terminal diseases like coronary heart disease with four stents in his heart and hypertension. Counsel Saxena argued that bail may be granted as he was suffering from advanced stage of blood cancer and was terminally ill.

Special Judge Arvind Kumar, after hearing submission on behalf of Directorate of Enforcement and Defence Counsel, ordered to send Saxena to the judicial custody till February 18. He also ordered to get Saxena's medical checkup reports done from AIIMS by Wednesday. (UNI)