Court allows ‘accused’ Saxena to take a trip to Ireland


The Enforcement Directorate, which is also investigating the supposed bribery case over a 2010 contract to purchase 12 AW101 helicopters from AgustaWestland for Rs 3,600 crore, opposed Saxena’s plea, expressing apprehension that he might not go back to India if allowed to take a trip abroad.

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NEW DELHI: A local court has permitted Rajiv Saxena, an accused-turned-approver in the Rs 3,600- crore VVIP chopper scandal, to travel abroad even as the Central Bureau of Examination submitted a supplementary charge sheet making Saxena an implicated again.

Saxena had looked for permission to take a trip to Ireland to go to a wedding ceremony of his daughter as per Irish custom-made.

The Enforcement Directorate, which is also investigating the declared bribery case over a 2010 arrangement to buy 12 AW101 helicopters from AgustaWestland for Rs 3,600 crore, opposed Saxena’s plea, revealing apprehension that he may not return to India if allowed to travel abroad.

CBI had actually also sought to be impleaded as a celebration to oppose Saxena’s plea. But the court turned it down last month, observing that the agency did not have a locus standi to oppose Saxena’s travel since he did not figure in its case either as an implicated or a witness.

CBI on September 21 submitted an extra charge sheet making Saxena an accused in its case. The exact same day a local court permitted Saxena to travel to Ireland after furnishing 2 sureties of Rs 5 crore each.

Nevertheless, Saxena still needs to get suspension of his passport quashed to go abroad. Having actually called Saxena as an accused, CBI has actually now hurried to the Delhi HC seeking to be heard in a continuous petition filed by Saxena looking for revocation of his passport suspended by the Centre. The agency’s application is most likely to come up for hearing on Monday, people in the understand stated.

Saxena was deported from Dubai last January and arrested by ED for his supposed participation in the chopper offer. In March in 2015, he was accorded the approver status however months later, in October, ED looked for revocation of the approver status mentioning concealment of truths by him.

Saxena filed a petition in the Delhi HC in May last year challenging the suspension of his passport by the central federal government in January2019

Opposed this plea, the federal government in a rejoinder submitted late last year rejected that Saxena’s passport was “unlawfully or arbitrarily” suspended. His passport was suspended “keeping in view the urgent requirement for deportation” of Saxena as per demand made by ED, it said.

As initially reported by ET on September 21, CBI has actually charge-sheeted Saxena among 14 others on charges of criminal conspiracy and relevant arrangements of the Avoidance of Corruption Act. Saxena is implicated of having a nexus with alleged intermediary Christian Michel and co-accused attorney Gautam Khaitan.

Taking cognisance of CBI’s charge sheet, the court has actually summoned Saxena and other implicated to appear prior to the court on October23

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3 Remarks on this Story

Som Karamchetty17 days ago

It is surprising that Indian courts dispose of cases at snail’s pace and then permit the accused to go overseas from where they might not return to deal with the Indian laws and cause the nation significant money in extradition procedures. This situation must be fixed by fixing the laws and court processes. Justice ought to not agree with to people who can spend money.

Shri 18 days ago

Better do wedding event in India. Have actually Child come to India. Take pleasure in.

Dm Bhanap18 days ago

from past experience of monetary scammers who ended up being fugitives and avoided extradition to escape arrest at home, his passport should not be revoked until he is exonerated from any connection in the fraud. when it comes to his child’s wedding, his member of the family could be allowed to go abroad.

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