AgustaWestland Scam Update: Delhi Court Allows Middleman Rajiv Saxena to Travel Abroad for Medical Treatment, Imposes Specific Conditions
Delhi HC, Rajiv Saxena and AgustaWestland Chopper. (Photo Credit: File)

New Delhi, June 10: A month after AgustaWestland scam accused Rajiv Saxena turn approver in the case, the Delhi High Court on Monday allowed him to travel abroad for medical treatment. The High Court gave Saxena a month time for the treatment, but imposed specific conditions.

According to the Court's announcement, Saxena had been granted relief for a month to get himself treated in the United Kingdom from June 25 to July 24. However, the court made it very clear that Saxena needs to provide his travel details to Enforcement Directorate by June 13. Along with this, the court ordered the ED to verify his details by June 23. AgustaWestland Case: Enforcement Directorate Filed Charge Sheets Sushen Gupta 

During the relaxation period, Saxena will have to furnish all the details related to hotel bookings, hospital and schedule of his treatment in UAE, UK and Europe. Earlier in May, the court had allowed a Dubai-based businessman Saxena and another alleged middleman in the deal, to turn approver.

The AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case - an alleged scam of Rs 3,600-crore - is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and they have arrested alleged middlemen Sushen Mohan Gupta and Christian Michel.

According to the ED, Saxena, in connivance with lawyer Gautam Khaitan, developed the global corporate structure that laundered money for payment to politicians, bureaucrats and Indian Air Force (IAF) officials to influence the contract for supplying 12 VVIP choppers in favour of the Rome-based helicopter design and manufacturing company AgustaWestland.