Rajiv Saxena who is facing trial in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case was granted interim bail till Feb 22 on Thursday by a Delhi court.
Saxena was asked to furnish two sureties bond of Rs 5 lakh each. Additionally, the court also sought a detailed medical report of Saxena from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday had told the court that it had no problem in issuance of interim bail on medical grounds as Saxena was cooperating in the VVIP chopper deal probe.
Saxena had also informed the court that he despite suffering from neck pain, numbness and heaviness in legs, radiating back pain and other ailments was cooperating in the probe.
According to the ED, Saxena who was extradited along with corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar from Dubai to India colluded with Gautam Khaitan, another accused in the AgustaWestland choppers purchase case, for routing the purported kick backs of the deal even as it is understood that Michel had links with him.
The ED has alleged that Rajeev, his wife Shivani Saxena and their two Dubai-based firms — Ms UHY Saxena, Dubai and Ms Matrix Holdings — routed “the proceeds of crime and further layered and integrated in buying the immovable properties/shares among others”.
“These companies further siphoned off the said money/ proceeds of crime in the name of consultancy contracts to Interstellar Technologies Ltd, Mauritius, and others which were further transferred to UHY Saxena, Dubai and Matrix Holdings Ltd. Dubai and others,” the ED had charged.
—India Legal Bureau