Court Allows AgustaWestland Accused Rajiv Saxena to Turn Approver
A special CBI court in Delhi on Monday, 25 March, allowed alleged AgustaWestland middleman Rajiv Saxena to turn approver in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) case on the VVIP chopper deal.
Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Saxena to turn approver.
The 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 6 March 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.
(With inputs from PTI)