AgustaWestland Chopper Scam: SC Holds HCs order Permitting Rajeev Saxena to go Abroad
The Supreme Court Hold High Court's Order which allows Rajeev Saxena to go abroad for treatment.
One of the accused in the AgustaWestland Chopper scam is Rajeev Saxena who allegedly played a pivotal role in laundering kickbacks from the Indian Air Force’s deal with British manufacturer AgustaWestland to buy a dozen helicopters for use by VVIPs. Saxena is accused in the Money Laundering case registered by the ED.
On Wednesday, Supreme Court Holds a High Court order which allows Saxena to go abroad for treatment of Blood Cancer and other illnesses. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai also issued a notice to Saxena on an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging the June 10 Delhi High Court order permitting him to visit the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Europe from June 25 to July 24.
The Bench of Justices has given the director of AIIMS three weeks to submit a complete report of Saxena’s Mental and Physical Health. This will assure whether treatment is needed or not
Saxena’s counsel is also asked by them to submit whether his sister and sister in law will deposit 5 crore rupees each as a stand surety. This will be a guarantee so that the court can allow him to go abroad for Blood Cancer and Other Treatments.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for ED, said that certain other data regarding Saxena’s involvement in the case. An FIR will be soon filed by him.
He mentioned that now it should be reanalysed whether Saxena should be sent abroad for treatment or not.