AgustaWestland scam: Rajiv Saxena's interim bail extended till Feb 25
New Delhi, Feb 22: A Delhi Court on Friday extended the interim bail of AgustaWestland scam co-accused Rajiv Saxena, who was extradited from Dubai on January 30, till February 25.
The Patiala House Court had on February 14 granted interim bail for seven days to Saxena and had asked AIIMS to file a detailed medical report on Saxena's health.
AIIMS has reportedly filed a detailed health report of Rajiv Saxena. The court would consider his regular bail plea on February 25, the next date of hearing.
Saxena had sought bail on medical grounds and told the court that he was suffering from a "heart disease" and "advanced-stage leukaemia" (blood cancer).
On February 14, Saxena was asked to furnish two bail sureties of Rs 5 lakh each.
On February 13, the Enforcement Directprate had said that it was not opposing Saxena's bail plea due to his medical condition and the fact that he was cooperating in the probe.
The court had then asked the lawyer appearing for the ED whether the bail was not being opposed on merits, to which he replied that he was relying only on Saxena's medical condition as he is suffering from leukamia. To this, the court had said, "remember it will apply in other cases then. We are recording everything, whatever you are saying". Saxena had sought bail on medical grounds and told the court that he was suffering from a "heart disease" and "advanced-stage leukaemia" (blood cancer).
Saxena is one of the accused named in the chargesheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case. The agency had alleged that in connivance with another accused, Guatam Khaitan, a Delhi based lawyer, Saxena provided a global corporate structure for laundering illegal proceeds of the crime for payment to various political persons, bureaucrats and Air Force officials to influence the contract to supply 12 VVIP helicopters in favour of AgustaWestland.