Delhi court allows Rajeev Saxena to turn approver in AgustaWestland case1 min read . Updated: 25 Mar 2019, 07:43 PM IST
- Rajeev Saxena has turned approver in the AgustaWestland case two months after his extradition to India
- ED is in favour of the move as it believes Rajeev Saxena as approver will only aid investigations into the scam
New Delhi: Delhi's Patiala Court on Monday allowed Rajeev Saxena, an accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, to turn approver in the said corruption case. The development came two months after his extradition to India.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had earlier told the Patiala Court that it had no objection with Saxena being allowed to turn approver since it would help the agency probe the matter further.
Saxena, who had sought to become an approver in the AgustaWestland 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 Delhi.
Saxena, director at Dubai-based firms UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings, is one of the accused named in the chargesheet filed by ED in the ₹3,600 crore AgustaWestland scam.