New Delhi: The Patiala House court in New Delhi on Thursday sent Rajiv Saxena, a co-accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam to four days of custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Saxena had been extradited from Dubai to India on Wednesday.

The ED, which had sought an eight-day remand for Saxena, informed the court that “we are aware of his (Rajiv Saxena’s) health and medical issues. Every possible need will be taken care of."

The ED had, in its third chargesheet filed in July 2018, alleged that co-accused Gautam Khaitan had received proceeds of the crime in personal bank accounts opened in his name and the accounts of his companies in India and abroad, including Windsor Holding Group Ltd, Ismax International Ltd, and O.P. Khaitan & Co. His associate Saxena was a director and shareholder of Interstellar Technologies Ltd, Mauritius, one of the fronts used for laundering the proceeds of crime, it said.

The probe agency arrested Saxena and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar when they landed in India at 2am on Thursday. 

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