Rajeev Saxena, whose custody with the Enforcement Directorate ends on Tuesday, sought to talk to Special Judge Arvind Kumar in private, without the presence of his lawyers, after which the court initiated in-camera proceedings in the case
New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) did not seek any further custody of Rajeev Saxena, arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering case, from a Delhi court on Tuesday.
Saxena, whose custody with the ED ends on Tuesday, sought to talk to Special Judge Arvind Kumar in private, without the presence of his lawyers, after which the court initiated in-camera proceedings in the case.
On Friday, the agency had sought his custody from the court, saying the probe is at a crucial stage.
Saxena is one of the accused named in the charge sheet filed by ED in the case.
Christian Michel, former AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica directors Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini, former Air Force chief SP Tyagi and Saxena's wife Shivani have also been named by the agency in the charge sheet.
Rajiv Saxena and Deepak Talwar were being flown back from Dubai on a special plane of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), the aviation wing of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Michel too was extradited from Dubai.
Talwar is alleged to have been involved in shady aviation deals contracted under the UPA regime. He is also accused of having misappropriated over Rs90 crore which he received from foreign companies as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Saxena, on the other hand, is believed to be a close associate of Michel and is supposedly involved in the AgustaWestland scam.
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Last Updated Feb 12, 2019, 11:49 AM IST