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New Delhi: The enforcement directorate (ED) on Monday moved the Rouse Avenue district court in New Delhi to cancel the bail of Rajeev Saxena, an accused-turned-approver in the money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, for allegedly not cooperating in the investigation.

Special judge Arvind Kumar issued a notice to Saxena and listed the matter for hearing on 18 July.

The court had earlier allowed Saxena to turn approver and had also said that he will be pardoned if he fully cooperated with the agency and disclosed all information related to the corruption case.

On 26 June, the Supreme Court had stayed a Delhi High Court order that had allowed Saxena to go abroad for treatment of blood cancer and other ailments.

A vacation bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B.R. Gavai had also issued a notice to Saxena on an appeal filed by the ED, challenging the 10 June Delhi high court order.

The apex court had also directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences director to set up a board for Saxena’s medical examination.

The AgustaWestland case refers to a deal for 12 luxury choppers for use by the President, Prime Minister and other VIPs when the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government was in power.

Saxena, a director of Dubai-based firms UHY Saxena and Matrix Holdings, was picked up by the United Arab Emirates state security in January 2019 and extradited to India.

The ED had also arrested Sushen Mohan Gupta on 26 March in the VVIP choppers deal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Lawyer Gautam Khaitan and alleged British middleman Christian Michel were also arrested by the agency.

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